Edwards' Press Room ~ Industry News to keep you in the know


How Edwards Found Success in a Normal Year.

“Bryan Kiel, director of marketing for Edwards Garment, says 2022 was the best year ever for the company. Through a combination of factors, the company saw 41% growth year-over-year. But perhaps what made the biggest difference was that it was what Kiel calls the first “normal year,” as the dust finally settled after the establishment of the EdwardsX brand, formerly Bishop Custom Clothing, which Edwards acquired in November 2019.” Continue Reading


September 13, 2023 EdwardsX has named promo/apparel industry veteran Chip Danby to the leadership position.

“We are excited to welcome Chip to the team,” said Norman Bishop, president of EdwardsX. “He brings advanced leadership skills, along with strong relationships with the top senior executives in the industry. We’ll be tapping Chip’s impressive knowledge of merchandising and design in the corporate apparel and uniform channels to further fuel our sales growth.”Continue Reading


July 11, 2023 ‘Greenwashing’ Lawsuit Against Nike Claims Recycled Polyester Apparel Isn’t Sustainable

“Sustainability is a journey. The ultimate goal is to do no harm and create a fully circular industry, but the path to get there can be long and incredibly complex.” (Jose Gomez, Edwards Garment).Continue Reading


Keeping Up on Business Casual Apparel Trends

A few years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down, business attire saw a massive shift. Where once employees carefully selected the right polo, pencil skirt, tie, button-up, or jacket, many shifted to leggings, T-shirts, and even headwear for their work attire. And when things shifted again to hybrid work models, business casual shifted with it, experiencing another redefinition.Continue Reading


Sales Challenges: Getting to Your Next Sales Level

When the 2022 golf season kicked off, my handicap was 23.8. For those of you who aren’t smart enough to know better than to throw untold amounts of time, money, and energy at this frustratingly wonderful sport, that’s not great. Continue Reading


How To Keep Momentum After The PPAI Expo

Does anyone else think this way? Like an extension of the holiday season, The PPAI Expo has always been a marker on my calendar that signals the end of one year and the start of another. Continue Reading


Edwards Garment Names Brian Deissroth Director of National Accounts

The promo pro’s previous experience includes being a regional sales manager at another Top 40 supplier. Continue Reading


Edwards Garment achieves a $900,000 reduction in inventory write-offs with Netstock IBP

Edwards Garment provides an online distribution business for the uniform apparel industry across the USA. Continue Reading


Didn't Reach Your Revenue Goal? Here's 3 Things To Do Now

There are only a few weeks left in 2022
This time of the year, with the holidays upon us, many of us take a close look at what we set to accomplish back at the beginning of the year, and whether or not we reached our revenue goals. And sometimes we don’t like what we see. Continue Reading


Edwards Garment Promotes Brett Garran to VP of Sales

Over the course of more than nine years at Edwards Garment (asi/51752), Brett Garran has increased the
Top 40 supplier’s profile and played a lead role in expanding sales by growing accounts under his care by double digits each
year Continue Reading


ASI Hosts Industry’s Largest Hoseted-Buyer Event

Wrapping up today in Phoenix, ASI Show this week produced its second-annual ASI Show ConneX conference,
the promotional products industry’s largest hosted-buyer event. Held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa,
ConneX attracted 175 distributor and supplier attendees for three days of networking, in-depth one-on-one
meetings, and sharing of business-building strategies Continue Reading


Editor’s Picks Showcase: Workable Sweaters & Vests

For much of the country, the fourth quarter brings colder temperatures and hotter demand for heavier
apparel. After a tough couple of years during COVID, the hospitality industry in the U.S. is poised to
grow at 5.5% each year from now through 2027, according to Mordor Intelligence Continue Reading


Jose Gomez Promoted to CEO of Edwards Garment

Gomez now holds the title of president/CEO at the Top 40 supplier. Another year, another promotion
for Jose Gomez. After becoming president of Top 40 promo products supplier Edwards Garment (asi/51752)
in 2021, Gomez has now earned the additional title of CEO of the Kalamazoo, MI-based company Continue Reading


Are Suppliers Prepared for the Holiday Selling Season?

While challenges persist, suppliers are in a better position to meet Q4 demand thanks to factors like
deeper inventory and improved staffing levels. Continue Reading


PPEF is Movin' and Groovin'

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is inviting industry professionals to groove to a
new beat this year with the launch of its Live Concert Series. A virtual experience drummed up by industry
veteran Roni Wright, MAS, of supplier The Book Company, attendees will rock out while learning about PPEF
and how they, too, can get involved Continue reading


Top 40 Suppliers 2022: No. 20 Edwards Garment

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the suppliers with the most revenue in the promotional products industry
Edwards Garment (asi/51752) Continue Reading