Charles River Apparel

2014 Style: Looking Forward
December 13, 2013

Planning for the New Year is important. Sometimes that planning requires reflecting. With that in mind, here are eight apparel-selling tips we received in 2013 to take you into the New Year.

Charles River Apparel to Support Community Rowing Programs
December 11, 2013

On Dec. 6, 2013, Charles River Apparel announced a 3-year, $250,000 partnership with growing nonprofit Community Rowing Inc. of Brighton, Mass. The partnership will benefit several components of CRI's youth programs that include Girls Row Boston, Boys Row Boston and Let's Row Boston. Each of these programs provides avenues for athletic development and personal growth as well as introduces new rowers to the sport, offer training for competitive rowers, and supports the under-represented within rowing.

'Tis the Season for Giving at Charles River Apparel
November 25, 2013

Charles River Apparel is kicking off its third annual "'Tis the Season for Giving" campaign. The company is inviting savvy social media users to become fans of Charles River Apparel on Facebook. For every new 'like' it receives, they will donate a garment to the homeless. The campaign runs until December 31.

Charles River Apparel Helps Make a Difference, One Strand at a Time
October 30, 2013

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Boston-based manufacturer Charles River Apparel is turning pink. In conjunction with the Hair For Hope Foundation, a local stylist stopped by Charles River Apparel headquarters to outfit participating staff members, including President Barry Lipsett, with colorful pink hair extensions. 

Charles River Apparel Launches 2014 Catalog and New Line at Annual Sales Meeting
September 26, 2013

Charles River Apparel introduced its new 2014 catalog and apparel line at its annual sales meeting, which took place this year in Newport, R.I. Among the new styles launched this year are the Vapore Water-Repellent Sweatshirt, a yoga-inspired Women's Fitness Pullover and Capri Legging, and a variety of technical color-blocked polos that feature both wicking and anti-microbial properties.

Coat Culture
September 13, 2013

While good-looking jackets are abundant in our industry, to find the perfect item, you have to consider the end-users. How old are they? What retail trends are they likely to care about? What do they do for a living? They're simple questions, but also ones that should dictate your purchasing decisions.

Charles River Apparel Pays Boston Bruins Bet with Lobsters
July 23, 2013

Barry Lipsett, president and CEO of Boston-based apparel manufacturer Charles River Apparel, recently made good on a friendly wager with a long-time Charles River customer, Kevin Flynn of TBK Promotions in Chicago, Ill. The friendly wager was made based on which hometown team would win the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs—the Boston Bruins or the Chicago Blackhawks.