APL Logistics was named Ocean Consolidator of the Year by American Eagle Outfitters.
Apparel Magazine won a 2004 APEX award for editorial excellence in the "new newsletter" category for The Apparel eNewsletter.
BusinessWeek's annual ranking of the 100 top global brands listed 11 predominantly apparel and soft goods firms this year: Nike (No. 31), Gap (No. 38), Louis Vuitton (No. 44), Gucci (No. 59), Chanel (No. 64), adidas (No. 69), Hermes (No. 79), Levi (No. 85), Armani (No. 93), Prada (no. 95) and Polo Ralph Lauren (No. 100).
Charles Gilbert Associates Inc. president Charlie Gilbert has received the Charles Lewis Memorial Award, which is presented in memory of long-time industry educator Charles Lewis by the Supplier and Resource Division (SRD) of the AAFA. The award recognizes Gilbert's dedicated service to the SRD and betterment of the industry, AAFA reports.
Crowley has received the International Partnership Award from Payless ShoeSource.
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) has recognized the following 2004 Image Awards winners: Quiksilver for best print ad campaign; O'Neill Superfreak board shorts for best product innovation; RVCA as best breakthrough brand; Huntington Surf & Sport as best retailer; Channel Islands as best board builder; and Billabong as best manufacturer.