Impulse Fashion Inc. (dba Pulse) and Caracal formed a partnership in 2020 supplying Masks and PPE Products to Healthcare Groups, Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical & Health Insurance Companies and Corporations. With Pulse factories already vetted and approved by major retailers and over 20 years of manufacturing experience, they have provided over 30 million high quality protective cloth masks to Americans in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Their aim is to help customers realize their needs while knowing where their products are sourced and produced. Pulse's three factories with over 2,500 workers are WRAP certified, abiding to strict local and international labor laws, and promoting the treatment of workers with dignity and respect while providing a safe working environment. Impulse & Caracal provide complete transparency so you can feel good about your purchases & what you are bringing to the marketplace!
Impulse Fashion Inc., USA
Founded & Headquartered in the Los Angeles since 1998, Impulse Fashions Inc. (dba Pulse, Pulse+) is a global, integrated apparel healthcare manufacturer committed to being a global leader - not just with the products we supply, but with the betterment of social, sustainable & corporate care initiatives. We lead not by words but by our actions and commitment.
Impulse Fashion Inc. USA is a manufacturer within healthcare - an essential link - that is committed to producing products and services at reduced costs & highest quality while following guidelines for sustainable, organic & green manufacturing.
Making healthcare apparel and PPE products more efficiently is more than a vision for Impulse Fashions — it’s the foundation that we are built on.
We are rising as an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of health, medical & surgical products. Committed to this path, we aim to best utilize our assets, expertise and influence to make our communities stronger and our world more sustainable, while overseeing our activities, manufacturing facilities & distribution channels within the Corporate Care evaluation.
Caracal Apparel & Products
Headquartered in the Detroit metropolitan area of Michigan, with 80,000 Sq. Ft. warehouse, Caracal Apparel & Products have become one of the nation's fastest growing, independently operated providers of personal protection equipment supplies. Caracal A&P stands prepared to meet your PPE supply needs while offering Tier 1 and Tier 2 minority spend solutions.
We will put our experience to work for you. Our staff has a combined over 120 years of experience in customer satisfaction. At Caracal A&P, we are committed to providing exceptional value with quality product, customer service, and on time delivery, while offering competitive pricing.
Caracal will continue to offer value-added solutions for years to come, providing a global reach with a local touch. Caracal is proudly 100% minority owned.
“Supplying your business...is our business!”
Steve Q. Mai
President and CEO at Impulse Fashion, Inc.
Steve Mai is the founder of Impulse Fashion, Inc., a clothier company headquartered in Los Angeles and with factories in Vietnam. Prior to forming Impulse Fashion, Steve worked as a Facilities Engineer and Contract Administrator with Bechtel Petroleum located near Bakersfield, California. While working for Bechtel and taking his business graduate courses, Steve developed a keen interest in international business, specifically in the country of Vietnam. After relocating to Downtown Los Angeles in 1996, Steve networked with local fashion designers to gain experience in the fashion and apparel industries.
In 1997, Steve successfully launched his first contemporary clothing line called “PREY” with his partner and designer Mayren Viray, which focused on novelty, fully-fashionable sweaters. Within their first season, “PREY” sweaters were sold to boutiques and department stores such as Fred Segal, Madison, Henri Bendel, Barneys New York, Intermix, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth, Bloomingdale, Macy’s, Hudson’s Bay and Lane Crawford.
In 2001, Steve traveled back to Vietnam to develop and cultivate his business relations and partnerships with apparel manufacturing factories. Over the past 20 years, Impulse Fashion, Inc. has grown to become a key apparel manufacturer for retailers such as Costco, Target, Wal-Mart and JCPenney. Today, Impulse Fashion owns 3 sewing factories in Vietnam, from HCMC to Hue, employing over 2,500 employees. His factories are WRAP certified and active participants in the Better Work Program, which promotes treating workers with dignity and respect while providing a safe work environment.
In Feb, 2020, Steve shifted his business’s focus to include the manufacturing of high quality cloth masks. With experience in design and apparel manufacturing, his team launched the “HOPE'' mask which quickly grew to become one of the most popular and safest cloth masks sold in the US and worldwide. Impulse Fashion Inc. (dba Pulse) quickly produced over 15 million branded masks for a major Health Insurance company and their subscribers to help slow down the 1st infection wave of COVID-19.
Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach in 1991 and a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield in 1996.
Donald C. Roberts
President and CEO of Caracal Apparel & Products
Don is an entrepreneur. The Caracal Group was founded in 2004 and has a few subsidiaries under the Caracal umbrella. As founder and owner, Don is the President and CEO of: Caracal Apparel & Products; Caracal Office Products; Caracal Print Management and President of the Empire Group.
Donald C. Roberts (Don) earned a degree in Economics from Virginia Military Institute and received a Certificate in Leadership from Harvard University.
Don’s career spans a period of 30+ years in the industry with a prior employment history that includes Senior Vice President of Global Diversity at Unisource; Vice President and General Manager of Michigan Operations Unisource, a Division of Georgia Pacific; Director of Sales, Great Lakes Region - Office Depot; Office Depot District Sales Manager – Indianapolis, Indiana; and Office Depot National Account Manager.
His professional associations and affiliations have included: Board Memberships on the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Minority Business Council and the National Business League.
In addition to Mr. Roberts’ business acumen, he also is a humanitarian. Don has volunteered at East Harlem Tutorial, Troy Michigan Baseball Association, and the Smith Middle School Football Program.
Don is also the founder of Caracal Academy, a program of mentorship for urban minority youth who are potential entrepreneurs. The goal is to foster the learning of basic business acumen and teach the strategies that are necessary for personal and professional growth. The Academy is a year-long program with noted professionals from business organizations presenting sessions and serving as mentors in topics such as Leadership, Financial Planning, Entrepreneurship, Education, Character & Ethics, Business Financials, Image Management, Success, and Introduction to Caracal.
Don is committed to his business ventures, while also being committed to his family. Don’s ability to see potential in all things, and his ability to forecast success in people and business are his greatest attributes.
Reports & Certificates
Made in Vietnam
Since 1998, The Impulse Fashion, Inc. has been a leader in producing high-quality apparel for top US Retailers such as Target, Costco, and Walmart.
The US-based Pulse & Caracal preside over three large sewing factories with over 2,500 employees from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue, Vietnam.