Founded in Sweden in 1947, H&M HENNES & MAURITZ is a chain of fashion clothing retailers. The chain s stores provide a range of apparel, cosmetics, shoes and accessories for women, men, teenagers and children. H&M HENNES & MAURITZ has more than 68,000 employees and over 1,500 stores in nearly 25 countries. Its stores offer a selection of tailored garments, such as sports jackets, suits and matching shirts, ties and knit sweaters. The chain s stores also provide sleepwear and outerwear, as well as socks, underwear and pajamas. H&M HENNES & MAURITZ s women s department offers an assortment of lingerie and casual wear, swimwear, brushes, makeup bags and garments for festive occasions. The chain has more than 15 country sales offices and over 20 production facilities. It maintains a network of nearly 700 independent suppliers from Asia and Europe. H&M HENNES & MAURITZ has a staff of more than 100 in-house designers, buyers and pattern makers. The company maintains one of its stores in New York City.