Castro, now in its third generation of family ownership, opened for business in 1922 in New York and made the move to San Antonio in 1944 to tap into a rich pool of manufacturing resources – namely, people who could sew well. During its history, the family also owned factories in the Philippines, London, Lisbon and Canada to name a few.
The company survived the Great Depression, two World Wars and the loss of manufacturing skills in the states. Today the grandson of the founder Charles Castro III, chief executive officer, leads the company.
Castro is a family business that has seen decades of change and continues to thrive by adapting to the changing habits of its loyal customers.