Kappa (brand)

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Kappa
Public company
IndustrySports equipment, Textile
Founded1916; 103 years ago (1916)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Marco Boglione (President)
Gianni Crespi (CEO)
ProductsClothing, Footwear, Sportswear
Revenue111 million[1]
ParentBasicNet S.p.A.
Websitewww.kappa.com

Kappa is an Italian sportswear brand founded in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.[2]

Kappa was founded as a sock firm in Turin, Italy, in 1916 but didn't become ‘Kappa’ until 1967.


Sports sponsorship[edit]

The following skate teams wear uniforms manufactured and provided by Kappa: brian tang, Bay Area skate teams and other pro skaters

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Kappa's “Omini” logo pictures the silhouette of a man and woman leaning against each another. It represents the equality of men and women and their mutual support.[citation needed] The idea grew into what is now the logo for the Kappa and Robe di Kappa brands and a recognized symbol of quality and style.[citation needed]


Formula 1[edit]

On 20 February 2018, it was announced Kappa began a partnership with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, supplying the team and drivers with gear, and featuring the logo on the cars' headrests.[3]

Football[edit]

National teams[edit]

Associations and leagues[edit]

Kappa is the official football supplier for the following leagues, referees and associations:

Club teams[edit]

Africa[edit]
Asia[edit]
Europe[edit]
North America[edit]
Oceania[edit]
South America[edit]

Basketball[edit]

National teams[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Fencing[edit]

National teams[edit]

Golf[edit]

National teams[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

National teams[edit]

Rowing[edit]

National teams[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Club teams[edit]

Skiing[edit]

National teams[edit]

Music sponsorship[edit]

Kappa sponsored Scottish band Mogwai – the notes to their album Come On Die Young included a line stating "Mogwai wear Kappa clothing"; they also named a track on the album after the brand.[12] Canadian rapper Dkay announced a sponsorship with Kappa in the music video for No Surprise, including the line "all kappa suit like a soccer team" in the song.[13]

See also[edit]

Excludes articles found in Category:Sportswear brands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BasicNet.com". www.basicnet.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Kappa USA". Kappa USA. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team". www.sauberf1team.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kappa firma il pallone della Serie B ConTe.it 2017/18" [Kappa signs as the ball of the 2017–18 Serie B ConTe.it] (in Italian). Milan: Lega B. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kappa style comes to Queensland". Football Queensland. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. ^ https://www.aswh.nl/clubinfo/kledinglijn/
  7. ^ https://www.cydleonesa.com/club/patrocinadores
  8. ^ "Kappa, la indumentaria de Argentina por cuatro años" at Confederación Argentina de Basquet website, 15 May 2013 **+++Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ BBL Media (2016-01-13). "KAPPA POISED TO DOMINATE BASKETBALL APPAREL IN UK FROM 2016–17". bbl.org.uk. British Basketball League. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Leading international sportswear brand Kappa will become the official and exclusive apparel sponsor to the British professional basketball leagues and Great Britain national teams.
  10. ^ 2015 FIBA Asia Championship – Singapore, FIBA.com, Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Durandt slams SA promoters". Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Mogwai – Come On Die Young". Discogs. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ RudeboyDkay, Dkay – No Surprise (Official Music Video), retrieved 2019-02-08

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