Champion was established in Rochester, New York 1919, by brothers Bill and Abe Fainbloom. The company pioneered and patented Reverse-Weave heavyweight cotton sweats that were specifically designed for athletes. The sweatshirts were just the first of many innovations that Champion designed and manufactured. Such as the first hooded sweatshirts, reversible t-shirts designed for the U.S Navy in World War II, the first Nylon lined jackets, Football jerseys and breathable mesh fabrics. And to this day Champion has remained the go to outfitters in active wear, from sports men and women to streetwear kids.