Russell Athletic is the main brand of the Russell Brands. Founded in 1902, the company produces uniforms for a wide range of sports, such as american football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. Having supplied jersey uniforms and apparel for many teams within the United States in the past, Russell is currently focused in Universities and minor leagues. The company was founded by Benjamin Russell in 1902. The original mill produced women's undershirts and children's undergarments. The mills beginning capacity was 150 garments daily. During the 1910s, Russell Manufacturing Co. become an established business. By 1925 long underwear, sweaters, athletic shirts and women's bloomers were added to the production of women's vests, making a more complete product line. 1932 saw how Russell acquired Southern Manufacturing Company, which gave the company access to athletic team apparel. This was the beginning of the Russell Athletic division's cutting and sewing operations.
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