Nigel Austin sets up shop at Beckley Market Geelong selling acid wash jackets. It’s the start of something big.
The first Cotton On store opens its doors in East Geelong, followed by another store in Malop Street, Geelong.
Cotton On continues to grow, expanding to regional Victoria.
Cotton On goes west, opening up shops in Western Australia.
Cotton On Kids opens its first store in Knox Shopping Centre.
Distribution Centre (DC) moves to North Geelong.
Cotton On jumps the Tasman, opening its first store in New Zealand.
100th Cotton On store opens at Knox City.
Queensland DC opens.
It’s a year of firsts – the first Cotton On Body store opens in Sydney and the first Factorie stores open up in Forrest Hill and Randwick.
Cotton On opens in Singapore.
The Cotton On Foundation is established and officially registered in November.
Singapore DC opens.
Rubi Shoes is launched.
The first Cotton On Mega store opens in Victoria. Cotton On, Cotton On Body and Rubi shoes all under one roof.
Cotton On opens in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong DC opens.
Cotton On opens its first store in Malaysia.
Typo opens its first store.
Cotton On opens its first US store in Los Angeles.
The Cotton On Group acquire T-Bar.
500th Cotton On store opens.
Cotton On opens in Dubai, its first store in the United Arab Emirates.
All Victorian DC sites consolidated to Lara.
Cotton On opens its first stores in Germany and South Africa.
Germany and South Africa DCs open.
CO. by Cotton On is launched.
Cotton On launches in the Philippines and Thailand.
Typo and Cotton On Kids launch in the USA.
1000th Cotton On Group store opens.
Cotton On opens in Qatar, Indonesia, Lebanon, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Cotton On Group Uni is launched with a Campus in North Geelong.
FREE by Cotton On Kids is launched.
The Cotton On Group acquires Supre.
The Philippines DC opens.
The team hits 19,000 people.
The Group officially launches Asia, USA, South Africa and Brazil regional headquarters.
Cotton On opens in São Paulo, its first store in Brazil.