FunGals

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FunGals
FunGals
Product type Children's underwear
Owner Fruit of the Loom
Country USA
Introduced May 29, 1987
Related brands Funpals
Markets Worldwide
Website Official site

FunGals are a brand name of children's underwear; manufactured by their parent company Fruit of the Loom. The trademark for the brand name was registered on May 29, 1987.[1]

Summary[edit]

Mostly worn by young girls under the age of 12,[2] these undergarments are intended for young girls that is a developmental stepping stone between training pants and adult female undergarments. They are inspired by Saturday morning cartoons, movies, and video games intended for a young female audience. Examples of licenses used include Bananas in Pyjamas, Teletubbies, Scooby Doo,[3] Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. More recently, licenses like The Smurfs, Angry Birds, and Little Miss have been used for FunGals.[4]

The male equivalent of FunGals are called Funpals (for young boys); they competed against Hanes' Showtoons. As of 2007, both FunGals and Funpals that are sold in the Americas have been manufactured in El Salvador and Honduras,[5] while worldwide manufacturing is done in parts of Europe and North Africa. All FunGals styles use the classic brief design that would be informally described as "granny panties" in adult sizes. Unlike its male equivalent (Funpals), the designs can either be located on the center position of the undergarment or scattered throughout the undergarment.[3]

Sizes for FunGals undergarments typically range from a size XS to a size 3XL (equivalent to a women's M).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trademark information for FunGals". Trade.mar.cx. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  2. ^ "General definition of Underoos/Funpals/FunGals". Urban Dictionary. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Sample FunGals designs". Juvenile Clothing. Retrieved 2008-12-25. [dead link]
  4. ^ "FunGals underwear information". Fruit of the Loom. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Manufacturing information". Hoover's United Kingdom. Retrieved 2009-03-08.