Charles River Apparel

Supplier Excellence Awards Finalists
May 1, 2011

THE EDITORS AT Promo Marketing are thrilled to announce this year's finalists for the 2011 Supplier Excellence Awards. With so many great suppliers on the semifinalist list, it was tough deciding who in the industry is top in any given category. So this year, we put the decision making in your hands, dear distributors. We…

Charles River Apparel Opens First Clothing Store
March 23, 2011

After 28 years of selling apparel through distributors and retail outlets, Charles River Apparel is gearing up to offer many of its popular clothing items directly to consumers.

A Whirlwind of Rain Gear
September 1, 2010

With Hurricane Earl churning its way up the East Coast of the U.S., we thought it was a good time to take a look at what is new, notable and nifty in the world of rain gear. While there probably isn't time to do any Earl-related promotions (no matter the turn-around time), it's always good to be aware of just what is out there.

2010 Top 50 Supplier List
July 1, 2010

2010 Rank 2009 Rank Company 2009 Revenue 2008 Revenue Employees Locations Principal City, State 1 1 Broder Bros. $688,000,000 $903,000,000 - 19 Tom Myers, CEO Trevose, PA 2 2 Ennis $584,029,000 $610,610,000 5,200 40 Keith Walters, chairman/CEO Midlothian, TX 3 4/7 Norwood & BIC $410,000,000 n/a 2,300 7 Quenten Wentworth, Clearwater, FL Graphic North America…

Summer Stock
April 1, 2010

George Gershwin. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. The Beatles.

Three of the most unlikely song stylists to be placed on the same list? Probably. But the one thing they have in common is each wrote a musical homage to rising temperatures.

Synthesis of Style
February 3, 2010



Charles River Apparel--Synthesis Jacket The Synthesis Jacket from Charles River Apparel is wind- and water-resistant. It has matte-finished poly-knit accents at the sides and collar, and a contrast color zipper. The jacket features an open-hem with adjustable shock-cord drawstring, zippered pockets and elasticized cuffs.

A Port in a Storm
December 16, 2009


Charles River Apparel–Nor’easter Jacket

The Nor’easter jacket by Charles River Apparel is waterproof, windproof and the breathable high-tech HydraLyte Nylon outer has subtle dobby texture. It is lined with graphite mesh and taffeta nylon. The special hi-tech HydraLyte Nylon fabric allows excess heat to escape while keeping wind and rain out. The coat also has taped seams for complete waterproofing, reflective piping and a mesh-lined hood.