1919 Champion was founded by the brothers Abe and Bill Feinbloom in Rochester, New York. In what was first a little family business the two mainly produced sweatshirts with the Champion print on it. The working class discovered its passion for sports in the 1920s. It was during that time Champion products grew popular and boosted the steady upswing of the brand. The company got larger and brought some new developments on the market like the hoody, which was a little sensation at that time. Now Champion is one of the most popular sporting goods companies worldwide and especially successful with the official NBA Replika jerseys and T-shirts.