There was some conjecture in the past and I can't remember if it was confirmed or not. Somebody may remember and maybe they can chime in. Basically AVI Leather was contracting out their jackets and the company they were using to make the jackets wound up just taking the patterns and selling the jackets on their own for a cheaper price. That forced AVI to find another jacket maker. I felt really bad for AVI when this happened. Glad they are coming back.