American Apparel Names New Interim CEO

September 2014 - American Apparel announced that it has named Scott Brubaker as its interim CEO, replacing John Luttrell. The company also appointed Hassan Natha as executive vice president and chief financial officer. The moves were the first officer appointments the company has made since being effectively taken over by equity firm Standard General in July.

Brubaker is a managing director at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, and he has served in interim officer and other advisory roles for several specialty retailers and manufacturers. Natha has more than 20 years of experience in finance with both public and private companies, including service as CFO at Fisher Communications Inc. and Jones Soda Company.


Rabbit Skins, Code V and Tie Dye Now Available at Ash City/alphabroder Canada

September 2014 - Ash City, now part of the alphabroder family, is proud to announce the exclusive distribution of Rabbit Skins, Code V and Tie Dye in the Canadian market.

Ash City/alphabroder Canada is now carrying the #1 infant and toddler wear brand in the industry, Rabbit Skins, with seven new styles ranging from long-sleeve and short-sleeve t-shirts to pullover hoods to bodysuits. The “it” print in fashion, camouflage, is also now available in six styles at Ash City/alphabroder Canada from Code V. And lastly, for companies who crave individuality, Tie Dye is now being offered at Ash City/alphabroder Canada with colorful styles that are individually hand-dyed so that no two garments are the same.

“This is a very exciting point in our journey of integration with alphabroder,” said Doug Hayes, President of alphabroder Canada. “As we continue to evolve and incorporate exclusive brands in the Canadian marketplace, such as Rabbit Skins, Code V and Tie Dye, we remain committed in delivering unparalleled choice and style options to our valued customers within the promotional and corporate apparel industry.”

Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a Second Consecutive Year

Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL)(NYSE:GIL) announced that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a second consecutive year, effective as of September 22, 2014. 

Gildan is the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group to be included in the DJSI World Index this year. The Company believes that its corporate social responsibility initiatives create value for its various stakeholders, who have strong expectations relative to brands, especially in the apparel industry.

The Dow Jones Sustainability(TM) Indices are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Following a best-in-class approach, the indices measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. Companies are selected based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends. Only organisations that lead their industries based on this assessment are included.

To learn more about Gildan’s various sustainability-related programs and initiatives, please visit

Ash City Hosts Fashion Show to Showcase Fall 2014 Collection

FSHOW1 August 2014 - Ash City, now part of the alphabroder family, hosted a Fashion Show for a group of regional customers and media on August 14th at the historic House of Moments building in Toronto, to showcase the latest styles from their recent Fall 2014 collection. The line-up included various garments from proprietary private labels North End Sport® Red, North End Sport® Blue, North End®, and Core365TM. Along with the new Ash City styles, fashion label apparel from brands such as Bella + Canvas®, American Apparel®, and Alternative® were also presented, to complement theorganization’s total offering of convenience, choice, and assortment.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to bring each of the brands to life, and provide the audience with a runway experience that captured all the new styles firsthand,” said Evelin Keshishian, Experiential Marketing Coordinator, Ash City/alphabroder. “Along with the fashion show, we were also pleased to set up decorative product displays and signage, so that both our customers and media partners could see, touch and feel the apparel that is presented within our Fall 2014 catalog.”

To see photos or access video footage from the event, please click here.