|Headquarters||Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Number of locations||34 stores |
|Area served||North America, Europe|
|Products||Clothing, Sportswear, Footwear|
Champion or alternatively also stylized as Champion U.S.A is an American manufacturer of clothing, specializing in sportswear. The brand is a subsidiary of HanesBrands Inc. (based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina), which was spun off by the Sara Lee Corporation.
Champion is HanesBrands' second largest brand with the namesake Hanes brand in first place. Other brands owned by HanesBrands Inc. are Playtex (its third largest brand), Bali, Just My Size, Barely There, Wonderbra, L’eggs, C9 by Champion, Duofold, Beefy-T, Outer Banks, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Zorba and Ritmo.
Champion supplied the athletic uniforms for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In 2001 Notre Dame signed a 5 year exclusive agreement with Adidas, which ended a partnership Champion had with the university that spanned over 50 years.
- 1 Sponsorships
- 2 Merchandising licensed manufacturer
- 3 Discontinued Products
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Champion has manufactured and provided kit uniforms for the following teams:
- Wigan Athletic (2008–09)
- AC Parma (1999-2005, including the last season as main sponsor of the club)
- Wales national football team (2008–10)
- FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (2003-05, including the last season as main sponsor of the club)
Merchandising licensed manufacturer
The following is a list of the products made by the company in the licensed sports business:
Over the past year, Champion has decided to discontinue one of its classic signature hoodies of the Super Fleece line known as the Super Hood® hoodie. Hence its authentic quality and iconic urban style, these hoodies were worn by Hip-hop groups Mobb Deep, and Cypress Hill which featured them wearing Super Hood® hoodies in their music videos.