Globally recognized leader companies in clothing, shoes, and clothing accessories are headquartered in Lake Forest. Just some of the recognizable brands include: Oakley, etnies, and éS. These companies not only create great products, but jobs as well, with 3 major corporations comprising part of Lake Forest's top 10 employers.

3D Industries

3D Industries is a manufacturer of custom technical clothing, sportswear, and accessories for top brands worldwide. Manufacturing private label apparel, or “branded apparel” is 3D Industries' specialty.


Oakley is the City of Lake Forest's top employer, employing over 2,000 employees at its headquarters in Foothill Ranch. The company’s optics brand portfolio includes Eye Safety Systems, Fox Racing, Mosley Tribes, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, and Paul Smith Spectacles. In addition to its wholesale business, the company operates retail locations including Bright Eyes, Oakley Stores, and The Optical Shop of Aspen.

Sole Technology

Sole Technology is a globally recognized leader in authentic action sports footwear and apparel, available in more than 70 countries. It is the largest private action sports company. The company’s holdings include 7 top brands: etnies, etnies Girl, etnies Plus, éS, Emerica, Altamont Apparel, and ThirtyTwo. Sole action sports footwear, apparel, and accessories are renowned for quality, function, style, innovation, and durability. Sole Technology is the first and only footwear company owned and operated by a former world champion skateboarder. All Sole Technology products are created by action sports enthusiasts.