Corporate Image Apparel’s Hometown — Fall River, Massachusetts.
The city is located just south of Boston and southeast of Providence, Rhode Island. It has a rich history and was made famous in the 19th century for its expertise in textile manufacturing.
The busy mills were replaced with hollow spaces and in and amongst them grew a small start-up embroidery business called Corporate Image Apparel, circa 1980. It made sense to build a business on this hallowed ground, made famous by the precision weavers, the skilled chemists and the talented designers of the past.
The tradition of the mills was replaced by family tradition. Corporate Image Apparel was inspired by Roland Dumont, who then mentored son and daughter Cheryl and Mark, along with their long time friend Gilbert Lloyd, to develop the business.
The crew built the business as designers, manufacturers and sellers of embroidered branded corporate apparel. Each team member took over their part of the business and developed an expertise: Cheryl in operations, Gil in sales and Mark in product development & technology.
Today, the family tradition lives on with President, Mark Dumont at the helm and many of Corporate Image Apparel’s employees are ancestors of the original textile mill workers of the past.
Corporate Image Apparel’s people bring the experience, precision, skill and talent of yesterday and apply it to the modern world of today. Investment in technology has made it possible to create unique forms of apparel decoration through sophisticated embroidery, silk screening and laser cutting machinery. CIA has also been known to pioneer new methods to give their clients cutting edge designs on not only corporate branding, but on retail fashion.
Over 30 years of experience, hard work and consistency has built a quality brand known as — Corporate Image Apparel. The company now produces millions of pieces of embroidery and screen printing each year from their state of the art facility now located in the Fall River Industrial park.
Today — “We Make You Look Good” — is not just their motto it is their mission