The Charles River™ Difference

The Charles River™ Difference

Charles River Apparel stands out as an industry leader for our commitment to original designs, value, and customer service. Our entire apparel line is designed in-house, something few manufacturers in the industry can claim. We create the products that our customers want, incorporating the latest technology and materials. As a part of Charles River Apparel’s foundation in New England principles, we constantly provide our customers with value.

By creating high-quality apparel at a reasonable price, our customers know they can trust our products and also our company.  Since our inception, customer service has been a hallmark of who we are. Today when customers call, they speak to friendly customer service representatives and orders typically ship from our onsite warehouse within 24 hours. Relationships are paramount to our business, as we treat all those we serve as a member of our Charles River Apparel family. 


We also have to offer:

  • Over 1 million pieces of inventory in various colors and sizes, some up to sizes 6XL & 2XLT.
  • Low minimums - we accept orders as low as 1 piece of blank goods and we have 12 piece minimums on decorated products (other minimums apply to bookstores/collegiate accounts).
  • One-stop shop for all of your business needs. Although we distribute blank apparel, we also possess the capability to decorate (screen print or embroidery) our goods.
  • Orders received by 3:00 EST for blank goods typically go out same day (pending inventory availability). Decorated goods go out within 5-10 business days after proof approval.
  • We specialize in large orders, custom orders and private label overseas orders.
  • Getting samples in your hands is the best way for you and your customers to see and feel the quality of our products in advance of placing an order. We allow 20 blank samples per customer at a discounted price, providing you place the order through your local CRA Sales Rep. Samples can be returned within 60 days with no re-stocking fees (see terms & conditions or ask your local CRA Sales Rep for details).
  • Ordering online at www.charlesriverapparel.com has never been easier and is a fast and efficient way to do business. Plus we offer special discounts for placing your order online.