ABOUT 

 

Our Story

Founded

Our original core business was the import of raw materials, specializing in synthetic yarns and fibers.

Merge

Our original core business was the import of raw materials, specializing in synthetic yarns and fibers.

Seamless

From fiber to garment, IKAR began the development and production of seamless apparel in China, manufacturing for the largest brands and retailers.

New York

Establishing our permanent presence in the USA, growing our US customer base.

Internal QC

Setting up an internal quality control and technical support team located in China.

Vietnam

Expanding our production capabilities to new countries of origin, allowing improved manufacturing flexibility.

 

History

IKAR was founded in 1988 to specialize in synthetic yarns that were sold in the Israeli textile market. In 2002, IKAR was acquired by Svav-or,  a company owned by the Ron-Ronkin family, that at that time was specializing in cotton and natural fibers. Svav-or and IKAR were merged to create a fuller solution to sourcing of both synthetic and natural yarns for the Israeli textile industry.

During 2003, IKAR began the development and production of seamless apparel in China, and was one of the first manufacturers to produce seamless in east Asia. IKAR has become one of the leading seamless design and manufacturing companies in the world, servicing its advanced intimate, active, shaping and maternity apparel to its customers in North America and Europe.

With 30 years of experience in the textile industry, from fiber to garment, IKAR specializes in the development and manufacturing of fully customized products.

Eyal Ron Ronkin

CEO

Since 2003 Eyal drives IKAR’s strategic vision, technology and marketing activities. Eyal has a B.Sc in Agricultural Sciences from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel.

Fun Fact: Whether it's a musical, show or an art exhibition, Eyal has a special place in his heart for culture!

Dmitri Bolotin

CTO

Dmitri leads IKAR’s advanced seamless textile technologies and textile innovations. Dmitri is in the textile industry since 1999, with experience in working with the largest brands in the field.

Fun Fact: Dmitri can point out every country’s capital on the map. He even knew where is “São Tomé and Príncipe”, did you?

Amit Ron Ronkin

VP Business Development

Since 2010, Amit is responsible of customer acquisitions and new business prospecting at IKAR. Amit has a BA in Psychology and Business Management from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

Fun Fact: Amit played professional volleyball for the Israeli national team.

Natalie Kaufman

VP Operations & Customer Service

Nathalie leads the daily operations at IKAR, including production management and customer support. Nathalie is an honored BA in Asian studies, majoring in Chinese, and philosophy from the Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Fun Fact: Nathalie is a gifted choir singer!

 

Avi Manes

Managing Director, Asia

Avi Joined IKAR in 2019. He is responsible for Asia production and quality. Avi has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from The Technion university, Haifa, Israel, And a Master degree in Business management from Polytechnic NY.

Fun Fact: Avi’s passion is traveling and exploring different cultures. For two years, Avi had lived in Ethiopia as one of the only two westerners in he's city.

Sivan Abuhav

Managing Director, North America

Sivan leads IKAR’s New York office, responsible for US customer acquisition and new business prospecting. Sivan has a BA in economy and business management from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

Fun Fact: Sivan is really into renovating furniture. steel, wood or leather, she will fix it all!

Yoni Schäfer

R&D Manager

As the leader of the R&D team, Yoni is trusted with the task of introducing the latest innovations and technologies in the textile industry. Yoni is in the textile industry since 1981, and is working with seamless technologies since its early days.

Fun Fact: Yoni holds a boat operator license – and a real live pirate!

Alona Grossman

Design Manager

Alona is responsible for creating new innovative collections, presentations and support all other design activities. Alona has a degree in Fashion Design from Wizo Haifa Academy of Design, Israel.

Fun Fact: Alona is an educator, voluntarily leading her community’s art development courses for children.

Giving Back

IKAR regularly gives back to the community, by donating to the following social non-profit organizations:

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