Champion U.S.A. is an American clothing manufacturer, specializing in sportswear founded as Champion Athleticwear by Simon Feinbloom and his sons Abraham and William in Rochestor. Champion is currently the second-largest subsidiary brand under HanesBrands Inc., which originated from the Sara Lee Corporation. Champion also has a Japanese subsidiary line which is more lifestyle-oriented and boasts a retro collegiate aesthetic.
Seeks partnership with Paris label Vetements
Introduces Champion Vapor technology
Becomes the official performance apparel of the ESPN Wide World of Sports
Chosen as the official outfitter for Olympic basketball champion “Dream Team”
Invents iconic Reverse Weave Sweatshirt
Renamed to Champion Knitting Mills, Inc
Established as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company by brothers Bill and Abe Feinbloom in New York