Play It Close To The Vest

When the seasons change and the weather turns, vests are the ultimate transitional piece.  “Vests are a universal apparel item for both men and women and are popular across age group, “ says Heather Brunner Kelly, marketing manager for Charles River Apparel.  “Because they’re offered in numerous styles and weights with different performance features and at varying price points, they can be used by a wild 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 applique, embroidery and more.  Says Brunner Kelly, “They’re very fashionable and retail inspired.”