Lakeshirts has been Acquired by Carlson Private Capital Partners
Based in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Lakeshirts is a vertically integrated market leader in the multi-billion dollar North American resort apparel and accessories industry. The Company sells its Lakeshirts apparel and TGT Stickers brands to over 4,000 of the largest and most successful resort town retailers, restaurants, bars, resorts, outfitters, and other niche retailers. Through its Blue 84 brand, Lakeshirts is a major player in the college-licensed apparel and accessories market, selling to over 2,000 campus bookstores and college retailers across the United States.
Lakeshirts operates out of a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, one of the industry’s largest in North America with 54 automatic screen-printing presses, 36 six-head embroidery machines, six 60-foot laser applique bridges, and four sublimation presses. The Company is vertically integrated from material sourcing and garment design, to dying, decorating, and custom labeling and merchandising.
Lakeshirts’ team of 90 artists collaborates with its sales representatives and customers to produce over 10,000 new on-trend designs annually. Lakeshirts’ social compliance program is accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Only 36 of the largest apparel companies in the world are accredited by the FLA, including Patagonia, PVH Corp, Nike, 47 Brand, Adidas, Gildan, and Hanesbrands.