Champion® specializes in offering sportswear and athletic gear for everyone from beginners to professionals. Champion has a long history of providing athletic apparel and gear for athletes of all types. In 1935, they transformed the industry when they introduced the first cotton football jersey. Champion then revolutionized sportswear for women in 1972 when they developed the first sports bra, the world-famous Jogbra®.
Champion was originally founded in 1919 as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company by brothers Bill and Abe Feinbloom in Rochester, New York. Best known for sweatshirts, shirts, and athletic socks, they quickly became the brand of choice for college bookstores. By the 1930s, it was renamed Champion Knitting Mills, Inc.