Ash City Launches 2014 Fall Collection with VIP Fashion Show

AshCity1Ash City, now part of the alphabroder family, hosted an exclusive VIP Fashion Show on Thursday August 14, 2014 at the Historic House of Moments to showcase the release of its new Fall 2014 collection. The line-up featured an exciting new Ash City / alphabroder collection which included 27 new Ash City styles, plus an array of retail offerings from renown brands such as Alternative Apparel and American Apparel.

The company recently announced that it will be adding more great retail brands such as Dickies, Marmot, Devon&Jones, Rabbit Skins, econscious, Yupoong and more!

“Our strategy has been to offer as wide a range and as deep an assortment of styles as possible to our customers,” said Elson Yeung, Director of Private Label Design & Merchandising, Ash City/alphabroder.


Alstyle Sponsors CANstruction Competion

August 2014 - Alstyle Apparel & Activewear is donating all of the t-shirts for the teams participating in the Long Beach CANstruction® 2014 Competition. Alstyle donated two styles in five different colors to this event where canned goods will be given to Food Finders, a local nonprofit organization that helps feed impoverished families, children and elderly in the Long Beach, CA community.

“Alstyle is pleased to sponsor this CANstruction® event because of their nationwide reach to provide hunger relief in local communities,” said Chris Caldwell, Director of Marketing and Merchandising.

The Long Beach CANstruction® Competition will take place on August 21, 2014 at the Mercedes Benz of Long Beach dealership showroom. Local architectural and engineering firms will gather to build unique structures entirely out of canned goods, totaling over 7,000 pounds.

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Gildan Activewear Announces Third Quarter Results

August 2014 – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) announced net sales in the third quarter amounted to $693.8 million, up 12.9% from $614.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 (all figures U.S.).

Net earnings in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were $116.0 million or $0.94 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net earnings of $115.8million or $0.94 per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

Third Quarter Segmented Results

Net sales for the Printwear segment amounted to $483.4 million, up 11.6% from $433.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.  Net sales for Branded Apparel were $210.4 million, up 16.0% from $181.4 million in the third quarter of last year.

Year-to-date Sales and Earnings

Net sales revenue for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 amounted to $1.7 billion, up 8.7% from $1.6 billion in the same period last year. The increase in consolidated net sales was mainly due to higher unit sales volumes in both operating segments, more favourable Printwear product-mix and higher net selling prices for Printwear.


Fersten Worldwide (FW) Appoints New Canadian Sales Reps

August 2014 - Fersten Worldwide (FW), the leading full service supplier of decorated outerwear, apparel and headwear in North America to the corporate promotional products industry, is pleased to announce two additions to its elite sales force for Canada: Sandy Baer and Beth Timbers.