Posted on October 01 2018
Russell Athletics is new to Islander's Coastal Outfitter but a well-known brand you will love. Russell Athletics is an American brand that once produced uniforms for a wide range of sports, American Football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. The company became well-known for supplying jersey uniforms and apparel for professional and major league teams in the USA. Russell has dressed high schools, colleges, universities, and minor league teams until the uniform division shut down in 2017. The company does still supply for these today but mostly focuses on activewear for the consumer market.
Keep a lookout for our new activewear from Russell Athletics; including t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, pants, jackets, and outerwear. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes. Get all your outfitter needs with this new line offering quality activewear that has a brand we all know and have loved for years.
BORN IN ALABAMA
On March 3, 1902, Russell Athletic was founded by 26-year-old Benjamin Russell as the Russell Manufacturing Company in Alexander City, AL. The tiny factory had 10 sewing machines and 8 knitting machines. Russell Manufacturing Company’s first garment was a women and children’s knit shirt. Benjamin Russell’s passion for sports and his entrepreneurial spirit fueled civic pride creating jobs for his community, while later making uniforms for teams and apparel for athletes throughout the United States.
MEN’S APPAREL & ATHLETIC CLOTHING
When it comes to men’s athletic clothing, Russell Athletic understands that versatility, durability, and comfort are what separates the best from the rest. That’s why our men’s apparel transitions effortlessly from work to workout. Many of our garments for men are built with moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you dry and offers added odor protection technology to keep you smelling fresh. If you’re looking for new sports gear or gym clothes for men, Russell Athletic consistently brings new styles of athletic clothing to the table.
WOMEN’S ACTIVEWEAR & FITNESS APPAREL
Russell Athletic workout clothes for women are designed to move the way you do, as well as fit your lifestyle. Our collection of women's fitness apparel features moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry as you sweat while providing comfort and freedom of movement during your workout. Whether you're looking for a workout T-shirt, shorts, sweatpants or a fleece hoodie, we have your women's activewear covered.
KIDS SPORTS CLOTHES FOR GIRLS & BOYS
Russell Athletic boys and girls activewear is perfect for playing sports or on the playground. We believe in versatility. All our kids’ sports clothes, including our T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and shorts transition from school to after-school activities to playing in the yard. Explore our collections of youth tops and bottoms.
RUSSELL ATHLETIC IS RANKED BY FORTUNE MAGAZINE
Russell Athletic is ranked 5th amongst apparel companies by Fortune Magazine in total return to investors over the 10-year period 1986 – 1996.
FRUIT OF THE LOOM
Russel Corporation became part of the Fruit of the Loom Family in 2006.
FIGHT LIKE DYLAN
Russel Athletics launches the "Fight Like Dylan" award contest honoring the life of Dylan Rebeor who was a terminally ill player whose last wish was for new equipment for his teammates. Since the start, Russell Athletics has awarded a $50, 000 grant to one high school that demonstrates perseverance through sports.
RUSSELL CELEBRATES TURNING 100
In May 2002, Russell celebrated its 100th anniversary. While the brand has evolved from its early origins in Alexander City, Alabama, we take pride in our heritage. As a brand entrenched in sports history, Russell Athletic has a focus on innovation, versatility, and quality.
2017 AND BEYOND
Russell has never forgotten that its products are only as good as the people who make them. As we celebrate more than 115 years in business, Russel Athletics looks to the future with the same sense of excitement and purpose that has driven the company since 1902 from Sweet Home Alabama.