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.

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.