Redwood Classics Wins GOLD!

TORONTO, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 — Redwood Classics is thrilled to announce two gold wins at this year’s Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) Image Awards. On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, Kathy Cheng, President, and her team, took the stage to accept gold statues in the Made in Canada and Best Embroidery categories.

The wins were revealed at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at PPPC’s national Image Awards Gala, the promotional product industry’s most significant event.

“The Image Awards acknowledge Canada’s leading promotional companies and their commitment to obtaining excellence in our industry,” said Ed Ahad, President & CEO, PPPC. “We’re thrilled to have recognized Redwood Classics in the Made in Canada and Best Embroidery categories as they have truly made a mark as a leader in both arenas.”

Kathy Cheng added, “Our team is incredibly humbled to be recognized alongside such a talented group of companies in both categories. These awards are representative of our plight to continue manufacturing on North American soil, employing Canadians and producing apparel that people around the world will wear with pride for decades to come. We thank PPPC for the constant support and encouragement on this very important journey.”


In 1956, a group of people actively engaged in the promotional products business got together and legally formed a not-for-profit, federally chartered organization in Montreal called Specialty Advertising Counselors of Canada (SACC). The name was later changed to Specialty Advertising Association of Canada (SAAC) in 1982, updated to The Promotional Products Association of Canada (PPACanada) in 1992. On November 1st, 2007, the current name of Promotional Product Professionals of Canada Inc. (PPPC) was adopted. The PPPC head office remains in Montreal today, staffed by twelve full time employees, each a professional in their field, to serve its over 1,700 members in both official languages. Reflecting the structure of the industry, PPPC has two main types of membership: Suppliers and Distributors.