Creative Apparel Layoffs 

A Maine company that makes garments designed to protect soldiers from chemical and biological agents has laid off about one hundred employees during the past eight months at its six locations around the state.

Creative Apparel associates, owned in part by the Passamaquoddy tribe, blames the job losses on a cyclical slump.

The company president says the business is in a down cycle and it will probably be four to five months before there’s any improvement.

Creative Apparel’s garments offer protection from the effects of biological contaminants such as anthrax.