PPAI 100: 2023 | Supplier No. 44: Charles River Apparel
PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 50 leading distributors and the 50 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.
Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644, S10) is known industry wide not only for the quality and broad appeal of its apparel collections, but also for its ongoing commitment to giving back to the local community. Boston-area organizations that have benefitted from its generosity include the Charles River Watershed Association, Meals on Wheels America, Christmas in the City, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Cradles to Crayons and many others.
Founded in 1983 and based in Sharon, Massachusetts, the company now spans three generations. Charles River Apparel has been listed as one of the top 100 Sporting Goods Manufacturers in the U.S., named a top 10 Small Businesses of Massachusetts by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and was awarded Massachusetts Family Business of the Year in 2012.
2022 Revenue: $45.0 Million
Three-Year Trend: Flat
High Marks: Online Presence, Responsibility, Innovation