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Charles River Apparel is a leading supplier of innovative outerwear, corporate wear and casual lifestyle for everyday adventures. Our stylish product mix includes polos, jackets, fleece, rainwear, performance activewear and of course, one of the top-selling rain jackets in the country, The New Englander. Since its inception in 1983, Charles River Apparel has been recognized for quality, style, and value and most recently we've been recognized in national publications like Oprah and Southern Living. Learn more about Charles River and our recent recognitions below:


           ASI Top 40 Supplier (2019)

           Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Awards: Outerwear Category (2019)

           ASI Top 40 Supplier (2018)

           ASI Family Business of the year (2017)

           ASI Top 40 Supplier (2017)

           Boston Business Journal Top 25 Family Owned Businesses (2017)

           Promo Marketing Top 50 Suppliers (2017)

           NEPPA Humanitarian Award (2016)

Charles River Kicks Off 2020 Clothing for a Cause

ASI, January 2020

Charles River Apparel Celebrates Holiday Tradition

ASI, January 2020

Walter Lipsett: A Legacy of Resilience

ASI, November 2019

PromoCares Spotlight: Charles River Apparel

PromoCares Radio, November 2019

Lend a Hand

Printwear Magazine, November 2019

The 5 Best Raincoats For Heavy Rain

Bustle, October 2019

9 Super-Powered Promotional Products Case Studies

Promo Marketing Magazine, September 2019

Charles River Gains Additional Facility Space

ASI, September 2019

Charles River Apparel Execs Compete In Pan-Mass Challenge

ASI, August 2019

Best Rain Poncho for Adults

BGR, August 2019

Supplier Excellence Awards (Outerwear Category)

Promo Marketing, July 2019

Top 40 Suppliers 2019

ASI, July 2019

The Best Rain Jackets for Women, According to Amazon Reviews

New York Magazine, April 2019

The Best Rain Jackets for Men, According to Amazon Reviews

New York Magazine, April 2019

Amazon Reviewers Are Obsessing Over This GENIUS Rain Jacket

Good HouseKeeping, March 2019

Rainy-day fashion: Stay dry and chic with boots, jackets and more, March 2019

This Rain Jacket Has Over 2,000 Five-Star Reviews (and Comes in 18 Fun Colors!), February 2019

Classic Rugby featured on Saturday Night Live!

SNL, December 2018

Faces of Family Businesses

Boston Magazine, May 2018

Mass. Governor Charlie Baker presents Boston Marathon winner Desi Linden with her first place medal wearing the Men's New Englander Rain Jacket (style # 9199)

Item Live, April 2018

Barry Lipsett honors his bets with Eagles fans!

Promo Marketing, February 2018

Charles River Apparel Featured in Southern Living

Southern Living, January 2018

Charles River Apparel Brings Holiday Cheer

ASI, December 2017

 Meet Barry Lipsett of Charles River Apparel

Boston Voyager, September 2017

Charles River Apparel Bringing Aid to Houston 

ASI, September 2017

Charles River Apparel Donates to Houston 

Printwear Magazine, September 2017

Charles River Awarded Family Business of the Year, ASI

Family Business of the Year, July 2017

Charles River Featured in O Magazine, O List

Oprah's O List, January 2017

Charles River Launches Colors for a Cause

Printwear Magazine, April 2017

Charles River Apparel is one of Oprah’s Favorite Things

Wearables Magazine, April/May 2017

Forces for Good: The Heroes Among Us (PPAI)

PPB Magazine, May 2017

Charles River Tsedenia Kiros named to the ASI Top 25 ‘Hot List’

Counselor Magazine, May 2017

Boston Magazine Showcase: Faces of Family Business

Boston Magazine, May 2017

Charles River CEO Prepares for Pan-Mass Challenge