When the seasons change and the weather turns, vests are the ultimate transition piece. “Vests are a universal apparel item for both men and women and are popular across age groups,” says Heather Brunner Kelly, marketing manager for Charles River Apparel (asi/44620). “Because they’re offered in numerous styles and weights with different performance features and at varying price points, they can be marketed to a range of industries.” Soft-shell fabrics with quilted construction are very popular – they’re lightweight, easily packed and can handle multiple decoration techniques – heat transfer, laser appliqué, embroidery and more. Says Brunner Kelly, “They’re very fashionable and retail-inspired.”
Women’s quilted down vest (99898) from Trimark Sportswear Group Inc (asi/92122; circle 92 on Free Info Card).
Men’s two-layer knit vest (CXV-2) from Stormtech Performance Apparel Ltd. (asi/89864; circle 93 on Free Info Card).
Nylon-lined vest (101448) from Broberry Mfg. Inc. (asi/42057; circle 91 on Free Info Card).
Lightweight quilted women’s vest (229314) from Holloway (asi/61430; circle 96 on Free Info Card).
Women’s contrast zipper quilted vest (5535) from Charles River Apparel (asi/44620; circle 94 on Free Info Card).
Women’s quilted Thermolite vest (3125) from Stormcreek Apparel (asi/89879; circle 95 on Free Info Card).
Security fleece vest (680028) from Boardroom Eco Apparel (asi/40705; circle 97 on Free Info Card).