DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lands' End Business Outfitters (Nasdaq:LE) today announced it has won a 2014 Image of the Year Award for its leading work with Chase from the Image Apparel Institute, a division of the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD). The industry's highest achievement, the award recognizes the most fashionable, forward-thinking and innovative commercial apparel designs.
"We're good when we make our customers look great," said Joe Ferreri, senior vice president, Lands' End Outfitters. "Our entire team is thrilled to be honored with an Image of the Year Award and recognized for creating a thoughtful, innovative uniform program for outstanding customers such as Chase."
Lands' End Business Outfitters is among 13 winning programs that were selected by an independent panel of judges representing a cross section of the fashion industry's most celebrated designers, journalists and fashion authorities. Winners were announced during the NAUMD Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner in Las Vegas on April 4.
"From colors, logos and tailored fits, businesses are investing in uniforms that enhance their brand and the customer experience. Lands' End Business Outfitters clearly demonstrates the importance of a custom, forward-thinking uniform program with Chase," said Richard Lerman, president and CEO of the NAUMD.
Lands' End Business Outfitters won an Image of the Year Award in the category of Retail Establishments/Non Food for the Chase Apparel program. Through the program, Lands' End Business Outfitters provides uniforms to 58,000 participating employees in more than 5,600 retail branch locations nationally.
"Lands' End is a great long-term partner. They have the design resources and experience necessary to ensure the collection stays relevant over time. A true industry leader in world class customer service, they work closely with our team to introduce new styles that keep our program fresh each season, and true to the Chase brand," said Kathleen McCue, apparel program manager, Chase Branch Administration.
All products offered in the Chase program were developed with "easy care" in mind. From Washable Wool suiting separates to performance treatments such as anti-pilling on sweaters and no-iron on pinpoints/broadcloth dress shirts. The assortment color story is blue and black per Chase brand guidelines. The collection includes a wide variety of styles, fits and finishes as well as pops of color from the 100 percent Chase custom accessories selection including silk ties and scarves, cufflinks and tie bars.
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ABOUT LANDS' END
Lands' End® is a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service, real value and a simple two-word promise to stand behind everything it sells: Guaranteed. Period.® Lands' End delivers timeless style for Men, Women, Kids and the Home at landsend.com, 1-800-800-5800, Lands' End Retail and around the world. Lands' End is publicly traded and listed on NASDAQ under the trading symbol (LE).