BEE Apparel Manufacturing, Inc.

Jackets ...Sportswear ...Uniforms for Schools, Churches, Corporate Teams -- MADE IN THE USA

The Founder and President

Calvin Jarrett
Founder and President
BEE Apparel Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Founder and President, Calvin Jarrett is the heart and soul of BEE Apparel Manufacturing Company, Inc.  Calvin is a Master Tailor and has a highly evolved knowledge of the apparel industry. His lengthy experience of the apparel industry includes training, designing and manufacturing custom apparel. 

Calvin is a Chicago native and 1980 graduate of Dunbar High School. His experience in the apparel manufacturing industry spans over the last 41 years. His clientele includes school systems, entertainers, professional sports teams and individual athletes. He is well known and respected throughout the apparel manufacturing industry.


Calvin first became interested in sewing in 1978 as a sophomore in high school and decided that he wanted to become a tailor. He took tailoring classes and at the age of 15, he applied for a sewing machine operator job at Meiozer Raincoat Corp. He didn't get the job as a sewer but was hired part-time to clean up the plant floor and assist the machine operators. Calvin worked hard and took on extra responsibilities. 

Upon graduation from high school, Calvin was hired full-time with Meiozer. He learned to operate the industrial machinery and under the mentorship of Maury Girch, the owner, Calvin mastered all aspects of the operation to include production, shipping and billing while honing his skills as a tailor.

In 1993. Calvin took a leap of faith and started his first business, CJ Sportswear. With no money and no name recognition, his marketing plan included giving away jackets to radio personalities for free advertisement. This built the company's credibility and recognition.

In 1995, Calvin changed the name of his company to BEE Apparel Manufacturing Company to encompass all aspects of his business.

Calvin sits on different boards giving back to his community and travels all over the country as a Motivational Speaker on the subject of Economic Empowerment and Self-Awareness.

BEE Apparel Manufacturing creates custom jacket for The National Civil Rights Museum