Our Story

Our story begins in the late 1800’s in Dayton, Ohio. While many things have changed since shipping our first uniform, our relentless focus on servicing customers has always been at the core of everything we do. Some might say it is part of our DNA….in our world, we consider it the fabric of our business.

Throughout the past century, the dedicated, experienced team has established our company as a national leader in the uniform marketplace. We are in the uniform business so you don’t have to be. We provide the realization of your image into a uniform with award-winning innovations in fabric and fashion design, cost effective manufacturing, in-stock availability, and flawless shipping and handling to each of your employees at their home, office, or remote location. By combining our cutting edge e-commerce solutions, market leading Customized Program Management services, and the most technologically advanced distribution center in the industry, we continuously raise the bar for what is expected of a uniform provider.

As you read through our site and learn more about what we have to offer, you may think, “Why have I not heard of Affinity Apparel before?” Chances are you have. We currently service hundreds of corporate accounts and over 400,000 people go to work in Affinity Apparel daily. You may even be one of them! Previously operating as Lion Uniform Group and then GKdirect, we re-branded our company as Affinity Apparel in March 2014. In September 2014, we acquired Riverside Manufacturing Company, a leader in the manufacturing, selling and distributing of flame-resistant and workwear apparel.

Always building on our proud past, the team at Affinity couldn’t be more excited about beginning the next chapter of our story, a chapter launching the strongest, most innovative apparel line in the industry while continuing to push the envelope in technology, capabilities, and system enhancements.