Drake Gold Resources Inc. is the holding company of Universal Apparel Company, an Illinois domiciled corporation.
UNIVERSAL Apparel is a vertical marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of high quality branded and private label active wear apparel. It specializes in the selling of a variety of casual and athletic wear tops and bottoms, embellished and unembellished T-shirts, and fleece products for the rapidly changing apparel market. It focuses on the broad distribution of apparel products to specialty and boutique stores, high-end and mid-tier retail stores, sporting goods stores, screen printers, and private label accounts to name but a few. More recently, certain products are sold in college bookstores and to the hospitality industry.
UNIVERSAL Apparel Company is committed to providing superior apparel and textile products to the North American and European consumers with both a strategic price advantage and with delivery times unmatched by any competitors . It is equally committed to always exceeding customer expectations.
UNIVERSAL Apparel Company is successful and growing rapidly, because it can custom manufacture for mass merchandisers, wholesalers, and can produce consumer brands. UNIVERSAL can now produce the volume needed to sell to major warehouse club stores in the U.S. Since UNIVERSAL does not use middlemen, it deals directly with its markets allowing it to increase its margins. Many of the materials are imported quota free into the U.S. These advantages are combined with a strong, experienced management team, excellent profit margins leading to sales growth year over year.
Universal Apparel's Factories that are contracted employ approximately 3,500 full time employees located mainly in Bangladesh but include India and China. It has invested significant time and resources in ensuring that the working conditions in all of those facilities meet or exceed the standards imposed by the governing laws. Due to its clout, it also obligates third party manufacturing contractors to follow these stringent employment policies.