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CHAMPION REVERSE WEAVE

An early 1938 patent from the Champion Knitwear Company Inc focused on a method of making athletic shirts with tubular elements and a horizontal disposition of threads to minimise stretch and shrinkage.  This is where Champion’s Reverse Weave technology was born, although the process was only finalised almost fifteen years later in 1952.  In later years, Reverse Weave garments were highly prized in Japan and stores would import tons of used clothes from the USA so that enthusiasts could sort through the bales of clothing in an effort to find the garments.