Founded in 1902 by Benjamin Russell, Russell Athletic began life producing knitted goods for women and children. Expanding beyond this, Russell Athletic began to produce uniforms for sports teams across the United States. Credited with creating the sweatshirt as we know it today, Russell Athletic were the first brand to step away from irritating woollen uniforms of the time and move toward soft cotton goods. The rest, as they say, is history. Russell Athletic have continued to produce market leading t shirt, sweatshirt, hoody and sweatpant styles. Shop T Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants and more from Russell Athletic online at The Chimp Store.