No products in shopping cart

Back to blog 9.4.2021 | Read 1749x

History of hoodie

A basic piece of clothing providing warmth, tremendous comfort, and thanks to the hood also the feeling of such a private locker. But what needs did the hooded sweatshirt come from, and how did it become a symbol of comfortable fashion?

The sweatshirt was born out of humble circumstances. Champion, formerly known as the Knickerbocker Kniting Company, was originally a textile manufacturer for underwear for the military. And as soon as they learned to make strong and strong socks and underpants that Pearl Harbor would endure, in 1930 they began making the sweatshirts known today on the same machines.

Podle tehdejšího prezidenta Championu, Harolda Lipsona, přidávali kapuci na mikinu z praktických důvodů, aby pracovníkům či atletům poskytla ochranu před nástrahami počasí. Zaměstnanci chladíren a nejrůznějších venkovních údržbářů volali po oblečení, které by je v zimě zahřálo. Mezi tím už také Champion pracoval přímo se školami a univerzitami aby zjistil potřeby sportovců, jako třeba dvojitou kapuci pro fotbalisty a atlety kteří trénují za každého počasí. 

According to the then President of the Champion, Harold Lipson, they added a hood to the sweatshirt for practical reasons to provide workers or athletes with protection from the weather. Employees of cold stores and various outdoor maintenance workers called for clothes that would warm them up in the winter. In the meantime, Champion has also worked directly with schools and universities to identify the needs of athletes, such as the double hood for footballers and athletes who train in all weathers.


We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Your cookies settings

Here you can enable cookies according to your own preferences.You can change those settings any time in the future by clicking 'Cookie settings' link in our website's footer.

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

These cookies are used by advertising and social networks, including Google, to transmit personal data and personalise ads to make them interesting to you.