Apparel Accessories

American Apparel Inc. Announces December and Yearly Wholesale Sales Figures
January 3, 2013

American Apparel Inc. a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel, announced preliminary comparable sales for the month ended December 31, 2012, and reported that comparable store sales increased 14%, including a 9% increase in comparable store sales for its retail store channel and a 59% increase in net sales for its online channel. Wholesale net sales increased 12% for the month of December and total net sales increased 14% to $63.5 million.

U.S.: East and Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted as Negotiations Continue
January 3, 2013

A strike at ports along the U.S.' East and Gulf coasts has been temporarily averted, as the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have extended their current contract for a further 30 days as they continue negotiations.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said on 28 December that an issue surrounding royalties for each container unloaded has been agreed upon in principle by the two parties, if they can reach an overall collective bargaining agreement.

The ILA and USMX will work to negotiate all remaining outstanding Master Agreement issues by midnight on 28 January.

Bodek and Rhodes Adds Four Brands to Lineup in 2013
January 2, 2013

Bodek and Rhodes, a leading wholesaler of imprintable activewear, has bolstered its line with four new brands: A4, New Balance, Boxercraft and Igloo. Each of these brands offers a unique line of products that appeal to distinct industry trends and customer needs.

DRI DUCK Ups Ante With PPAI Poker Chip Promotion
January 2, 2013

DRI DUCK, one of the industry's leading outdoor apparel specialists, will have a booth on the 2013 PPAI Expo show floor in Las Vegas January 16 through 18. DRI DUCK will be introducing its 2013 product line and also launching a new interactive online training site, 3point5.com.

Apparel Company Makes a Tie That Can Wipe Your iPhone Screen Clean
December 19, 2012

There’s nothing more irritating than seeing large fingerprints on your otherwise pristine-looking iPhone. With the holiday season almost over, people are scrambling to find that last-minute gift.

If you want a somewhat unusual, but useful gift to send to your loved one, look no further. SwipeSwipe has created apparel, ranging from T-shirts to ties, that cleans smartphone screens and other touchscreen devices.

Editor’s Picks: Tie Up Loose Ends
December 19, 2012

The holidays conjure up images of peace, sugarplum fairies and the obligatory gift that keeps on giving: a necktie. See some of the latest trends here.

AHEAD Strikes Strategic Partnership With Avendra
December 19, 2012

AHEAD, the highly regarded headwear, accessories and apparel manufacturer, has agreed to a multi-year strategic partnership with Avendra, which provides a wide range of procurement services to companies in many industries, including golf.

AHEAD Strikes Strategic Partnership With Avendra
December 18, 2012

Headwear, accessories and apparel manufacturer AHEAD recently announced it has agreed to a multi-year strategic partnership with Avendra, which provides a wide range of procurement services to companies in many industries, including golf.

Supplier Knobby Krafters Reaches Industry Milestone
December 18, 2012

Supplier Knobby Krafters Inc. will produce its one-billionth plastic lapel pin in December 2012 at its original facility in Attleboro, Mass. Established in 1924, Knobby Krafters is now run by the fifth generation of the Nerney family.