SOURCE: Apparel Magazine

Apparel Magazine

March 16, 2015 13:00 ET

Apparel Magazine Announces Innovator Award Winners

Winners to Be Profiled in Apparel's May Issue

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Apparel Magazine has announced the winners of its 8th annual Innovator Awards, which are given out to apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers that have demonstrated innovation at any point along the apparel supply chain.

Innovations from our winners range from revolutionary new products and designs, to new strategies for tackling social/local/mobile, and from reinventing their supply and sourcing chains for omnichannel transparency to new uses for RFID, PLM and sustainability, to name just a few.

This year's 39 apparel innovators include Acustom Apparel, Aerosoles, Ascena Retail Group, Betabrand, Brooks Brothers, Buffalo Exchange, Bumbrella, Canada Goose, Carter's, Chico's, Dragon Crowd, Everything But Water and Foot Locker, Francesca's, Garmatex, Harry Rosen, Hatley, In the Pink, JustFab, Kathmandu, Kokatat and Koos Manufacturing

Other winners include L. L. Bean, Lands' End, Macy's, Mitchells, Mizuno Running, Mountain Equipment Co., Performance Scrubs, PVH, Rebecca Minkoff, RG Barry, Stantt, SustainU, Timberland, Topson Downs, Twice as Nice Uniforms, Under Armour and Vestagen Technical Textiles.

Apparel Magazine will devote its May 2015 issue to recognizing innovative apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers -- and the strategic business partners that have helped them to achieve success.

For questions about this year's Innovators, or how you can nominate a company for the 2016 Awards, please contact editor in chief Jordan Speer at

About Apparel
Published 12 times a year, Apparel magazine is the No. 1 voice and authority for leading apparel brand, retail and manufacturing executives, due to its unmatched content and ongoing commitment to the highest editorial quality and standards for the past 55 years. Thought-leading subject matter addresses technology and business insight, from concept to consumer, with a focus ranging from omnichannel retail to raw materials management, and everything in between. In addition to the monthly publication, Apparel produces the information-rich, four annual live education and networking events, an extensive webinar series, an annual Share Group program, a weekly e-newsletter and Alert, exclusive research and thought leadership reports, whitepapers, InfoGrams, custom content products and more.

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