Kappa (company)

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Kappa
Type Private
Industry Sports equipment, Textile
Founded 1916
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Area served Worldwide
Key people Marco Daniele Boglione (Chairman)
Daniela Ovazza (Deputy Chairman)[1]
Products Clothing, Footwear, Sportswear
Revenue 103,169,000[1]
Parent BasicNet S.p.A.
Website www.kappa.com

Kappa is an Italian company specialized at the manufacture of sporting clothes and accessories, that started as a sock and underwear manufacturer in 1916, in Turin, Italy.

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Known as Omini, is a silhouette of a man (left) and woman (right) sitting back to back in the nude. It was created in 1969 by mere accident. After a photo shoot for a bathing suit advertisement, a man and a woman were sitting back-to-back, naked, with the outlines of their bodies traced by the back lighting. The photographers knew they had something, and the idea grew into what is now the logo for Robe di Kappa, or the Kappa brand, which was later attributed to the active and sportswear.[citation needed] Symbolizes the mutual support between man and woman, and their completion.[citation needed] A well-known phenomenon with the logo is that by covering over the two figures' heads, it appears to be a woman sitting with her legs akimbo.

Company structure[edit]

Kappa and its sister brands (Robe di Kappa, K-Way, Superga, AnziBesson, Lanzera and Jesus Jeans) are owned by the holding company BasicNet[2] and by JJ Robison.

Kappa is a corporate sponsor of world football; their boots are worn on many pitches by footballers throughout the world.

Sponsorships[edit]

Viborg FF's Kevin Mensah in a Kappa jersey.

The following teams wear uniforms manufactured and provided by Kappa:

Olympic Committees[edit]

Fencing[edit]

National teams[edit]

Football[edit]

National teams[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Africa[edit]
Americas[edit]
Asia[edit]
Europe[edit]

Basketball[edit]

National teams[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

National teams[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

National teams[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Skiing[edit]

National teams[edit]

Charities[edit]

  • Italy San Patrignano

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