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JackThreads Lays Off Staff, Seeks Buyer

While many pure-play etailers are trouncing traditional retail, JackThreads is unraveling.

The online men’s wear company laid off the majority of its staff, former employees told Sourcing Journal.

JackThreads did not respond to inquiries on the matter. But it has been confirmed that it is looking to sell the company.

Formerly a part of Thrillist, JackThreads was launched in 2008 in Columbus, Ohio, as a flash sale site, offering deals on emerging labels. In 2015, JackThreads was spun off, and the two separate entities raised $54 million in funding, with funding for the ecommerce site led by Oak Investment Partners and SBNY.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.