Apparel | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Supima Honored with American Image Award
By Marc Lewkowitz
The American Apparel & Footwear Association held the 36th Annual AAFA American Image Awards on April 29 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The AAFA is a national trade association representing over 1,000 of today’s leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers and the supplier community. The event not only celebrates achievement and success, but is also about giving back. This year, 40% of the net proceeds from the event will benefit the Special Olympics.
During an evening hosted by Marlee Matlin, an actress and Academy Award winner, and that was represented by the top fashion industry executives, celebrities and athletes, The American Image Awards honored Supima as the Premium Fiber Brand of the Year. This award and recognition places Supima in exclusive company with other notable past winners that also include some Supima licensees. Past winners include Nordstrom, VF Corporation, Lily Pulitzer, Gap, Inc., William Rast, Kate Spade New York, Saks and Robert Graham, this year’s Menswear Brand of the Year. To learn more about the AAFA, visit their website at www.wewear.org.