About – Believing that their products are only as good as the people who wear them, Russell Athletics have always looked to the future with excitement and purpose. Planning to continue their legacy as a manufacturer of a functional sportswear brand, is something which has driven the company since the very beginning.
History – Founded by Benjamin Russell as the Russell Manufacturing Company in Alexander City, Alabama. Creating their first garment as a knit shirt for women and children, they went on to become the pioneer, inventor and the creator of the sweatshirt. Designing an all-cotton jersey which went on to replace the itchy, chafing wool uniforms worn in practice by athletic teams.
Clothing – After becoming America’s largest manufacturers in 1962, they rebranded to become Russell Mill inc. Now recognised as a brand entrenched in sport history focusing on innovation, versatility and quality by taking pride in their 100% cotton collections.