Logos Quiz Level 3-25 Answers
Champion is an American clothing and sportswear company. Champion, or Champion U.S.A, was founded in 1919 and is owned by Hanes. Hanes, the parent company of Champion, was founded in 1901 by John Wesley Hanes. The headquarters of this company are in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The original factory of Hanes was called Shamrock Knitting Mills. Hane’s brother, Pleasant Hanes merged his P.H. Hanes Knitting Copmany with Shamrock and Hanes Hosiery in 1965. Wesley’s son, James, took over the brand after graduating college.
Although James Hanes was very successful in expanding his business, he was a rather immoral man. He aided in founding the Human Betterment League of North Carolina, which pushed for mass sterilization. This was an extension of the eugenics movement and disproportionately sterilized black women and girls as well as those with genetic or social disabilities. Many of these women and children were sterilized without their knowledge. Hanes has also come under fire for its use of sweatshops.
Hanes owns a variety of brands, including Playtex, Wonderbra, Barely There and Bali. Champion is the second largest brand, after Hanes. It manufacturers men and women’s sportswear and was responsible for producing NBA uniforms in the 1990s. Champion also was responsible for the University of Notre Dame’s athletic uniforms for 50 years.