Charles River Apparel® was founded in 1983 by Walter Lipsett who envisioned a clothing line combining the New England concepts of value and performance. Instead of chasing trendy styles from season to season he chose to focus on classic styles that have been used by New Englanders for years. From its inception, the company's credo has been to give excellent value for the money, a New England tradition. They do that by incorporating the latest technology and materials into their designs. The result is state of the art outerwear with classic lines and a reasonable price.
Charles River Apparel has been listed as one of the top 100 Sporting Goods Manufacturers by Sports Edge Magazine and has also been awarded the prestigious Bobbin All Star Award for innovation in technology, excellence in management, and corporate goodwill.