Delta Apparel, Inc. specializes in the design, merchandising, sales, and marketing of a variety of lifestyle branded activewear, apparel, and headwear for men, women, juniors, youth and children at a wide range of price points. Delta became an independent public company in July of 2000. At that time, our business was solely based on the sale of unembellished basic tees. Since then, we have become a diversified branded apparel company through the completion of several acquisitions, which added well-recognized brands and licensed properties to our portfolio, expanded our product offerings and broadened our distribution channels and customer base.
Our products are sold in all distribution tiers and store types, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier, and mass chains. From a niche distribution standpoint, we also have strong distribution at college bookstores, to the U.S. military and with independent screen printers. Through Art Gun, we also provide shoppers a “virtual art studio” to create customized graphics on apparel products. Our direct-to-consumer business is a key growth area for us and our products are available for sale at www.soffe.com, www.junkfoodclothing.com, www.saltlife.com, www.coastapparel.com and www.deltaapparel.com. We have a Salt Life® flagship retail store in Jacksonville Beach, the home of the Salt Life brand, and other retail outlet stores featuring our Soffe® products. We believe this diversified distribution allows us to capitalize on our strengths to provide casual activewear and headwear to consumers purchasing from all types of retailers.
We design and internally manufacture the majority of our products, which allows us to offer a high degree of consistency and quality controls as well as leverage scale efficiencies. One of our strengths is the speed in which we can reach the market from design to delivery. We have manufacturing operations located in the United States, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico, and use domestic and foreign contractors as additional sources of production. Our distribution facilities are strategically located throughout the United States to better serve our customers with same-day shipping on our catalog products and weekly replenishments for retailers.
We were incorporated in Georgia in 1999 and our principal executive offices are located at 322 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 (telephone number: 864-232-5200). Our common stock trades on the NYSE MKT under the symbol “DLA”.