Harlem Globetrotters net new apparel partner

Exhibition basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters has signed an apparel partnership with US sportswear manufacturer Champion.

The global partnership names Champion as the official uniform and apparel provider of the Globetrotters and will result in the creation of a new, reimagined uniform for the team’s 2018-19 Fan Powered Tour of North America, which begins this month.

As part of the multi-year deal, Champion will provide the Globetrotters with all on-court and travel apparel, including player uniform, warm-ups, t-shirts, jackets, pants, hoodies, jerseys, shorts and socks. Headwear and footwear are not included in the partnership.

Champion will also be given the opportunity to sell official team apparel in their existing stores and retailers worldwide.

The upcoming tour will showcase the Globetrotters’ first new uniform design, outside of special events, in 20 years.

“Champion is the perfect partner to refresh the uniform of the world’s most beloved sports team,” Howard Smith, president of Harlem Globetrotters International, said. “As we travel the globe, our stars are excited to be wearing the iconic C logo on their uniforms. The innovative technology that Champion has designed into every piece of Harlem Globetrotters team gear will bring an exciting new look to our collection.”