The Champion Brand, now a subsidiary of Hanes Brand Inc., started early in 1919. Bill and Abe Feinbloom established the company as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company in Rochester, New York. After a few years, they changed their name to Champion Knitting Mills, in which they became known for sweatshirts and other athletic wear like t-shirts, athletic socks, and even sweatpants. Eventually because of their success, they became colleges around the country’s choice for college athletic wear and fan wear. After making their debut as a college athletic wear company, they continued down the train to introducing the first cotton football jersey, something that we still see and wear today. In 1992 however, Champion was launched into the world of sports by being chosen as the official outfitter of the Dream Team, which was the Olympic gold-medal winning men’s basketball team. After this, the NBA chose Champion to officially make fan wear for all of their teams, NBA uniforms, and practice wear. Today, Champion is Hanesbands second largest brand. After realizing their sports market’s potential, they started creating not simply just fan wear and simple athletic wear, but winter wear. After this, they hit on their popular Duofold long underwear to make one of the most sophisticated pieces of winter clothing available to the market—and have tried and tested it for many years. Duofold combines two wonderful aspects of good winter clothing: warmth and comfort. With many different technology innovations, Duofold is one of the best choices for warm winter clothing. Here are just a few of the technology innovations from Duofold by Champion. Brushed Back: This type of fabric is used in the long underwear to help keep you dry and warm while you exercise. This type of fabric traps your body heat, and works in tandem with the Champion Vapor Technology to help wick away moisture from your body. Thermatrix: This also works in tandem with the Champion Vapor Technology, while the texture of the fabric, called Thermatrix, creates a space between the skin and the fabric, to create a thermal layer of air, helping you keep warm. Single Layer Wicking: Another system used in the fabric of their long underwear is single layer wicking. Any workout is hard when you sweat, but this technology works to keep the moisture off your body. With the stretch in these garments, as well as the flat-lock seams, they can keep you dry throughout your workout, run, or outdoor adventure. Original Duofold Technology: Lastly, Duofold technology, the technology that named Champion’s famous long underwear line, combines the warmth of three layers of fabric and traps a layer of thermal insulation between the layers, though altogether the fabric feels like a single layer. With so many different types of collections, you’ll have the perfect choice between warm, warmer, and warmest. And with Champion’s commitment to being the best in sportswear for almost one hundred years, Duofold by Champion has the best to keep you the warm and comfortable—in whatever weather.