About Us

Awards & Recognition

Charles River Apparel takes great pride in their brand and has been recognized by numerous organizations with awards and accolades for their quality, style, corporate culture and business acumen. Highlights of the recognition Charles River Apparel has received include:


  • 2016 "A" Rated Supplier by SAGE
  • Winner of Wearables Magazine's Apparel Design Awards in the "Outerwear" category for The Women's New Englander Rain Jacket
  • Named on Boston Business Journal’s prestigious 2015 “Book of Lists” as one of the largest family-owned businesses in Massachusetts
  • Finalist for the 2015 Family Business of the Year Award by Family Business Association
  • Recipient of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) 2013 All-Star Community Collaboration Award for the company's strong support of the Wellness Warriors, a dragon boat paddling support group for those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.
  • 2013 Promo Marketing Excellence Awards winner in the “Apparel / Outerwear" and "Apparel / Corporate" categories by Promotional Marketing Magazine
  • 2013 Product Design Awards winner in the “Apparel” category by Counselor Magazine
  • Named an honoree at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, The One Hundred, an event that honors 100 individuals and groups whose philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer
  • Named on Boston Business Journal’s prestigious 2013 “Book of Lists” as one of area’s largest family-owned businesses
  • 2013 SAGE Rating Award for having an "A" rating among SAGE distributors
  • 2012 Family Business of the Year in Massachusetts awarded by Northeastern University
  • Kars 4 Kids charitable contribution award winner
  • Awarded the Family Business of the Year Award by ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) for being one of the industry's most creative, innovative and progressive businesses, as well as for the company's impressive corporate growth
  • Finalist for the Massachusetts' Family Business of the Year Award by Northeastern University Center for Family Business three years in a row
  • Named one of Massachusetts' Top 10 Small Businesses of 2011 by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Winner of 2011 Supplier Excellence Awards for “Apparel / Outerwear Category” by Promotional Marketing Magazine readers as well as runner-up in the “Apparel / Golf & Performance Category” as well as “Apparel / Corporate Category”
  • Voted a Top 10 Winner by the readers of Corporate Logo Magazine in their annual Best of Business poll of Best Apparel/Outerwear Suppliers
  • Finalist for Counselor Magazine's 2011 Distributor Choice Award, voted on by thousands of industry members
  • Voted one of the Top 100 Sporting Goods Manufacturers in the United States by Sports Edge Magazine for four years
  • Finalist in the 2011 ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Spirit Awards for “Best Ad”