Recommended Alpha Chi Omega Sweatshirts I A Brief History of the Beginning of Sweatshirts

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SWEATSHIRT COLLECTION

An essential piece in any sorority girl's wardrobe, the sorority sweatshirt. Hoodie or Crew sweatshirts. Shop several designs: surfer style with "Alpha Chi Omega" name down arm, stitched Greek Letters (two layer stitched or single layer in black for a chic look), soft terry sweatshirts.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SWEATSHIRT

12th Century -- Going as far back as medieval Europe, the hooded garment has been a staple in man's wardrobe, the hooded cape. The word “hood” derives from the Anglo-Saxon word “höd” which has the same root as the word “hat.”

1930's -- The hoodie sweatshirt was invented by The Champion Company, which was formerly know as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company in 1919 which was a sweater mill. It was created out of the need for warmer undergarments (long underwear)

The Leap from Workers to Athletes -- Champion working closely with high schools and universities started creating big thick sweatshirts for the athletes to wear. When athletes started giving their sweatshirts to their girlfriends to wear, their popularity began to grow as a fashion statement.

1970's -- The hoodie is found on the catwalk and is being sported by groups that are looking to portray a sense of defiance.  

2005 -- The hoodie is banned from the NBA and from many high schools. It has the stigma of being worn to hide and to show defiance.

TODAY -- Take back the hoodie and be a part of the positive movement.

ALPHA CHI OMEGA SWEATSHIRT I TERRY HOODIE I STITCHED GREEK LETTERS

Weekender style terry sweatshirt features natural cream colored hoodie drawstrings, ribbed sleeve cuffs, and rolled hem bottom combined with the relax fit creates a sorority chic weekend look.

WHY BUY A SORORITY SWEATSHIRT MADE OF FRENCH TERRY CLOTH?

1. Soft and Cozy - the soft piles of yarn on the inside of the fabric feel soft and cozy against your skin
2. Keep You Cool & Dry - moisture-wicking properties draw sweat away from your body -cotton threads can absorb up to 27 times its weight in water!
3. Stretch and Flexibility - French Terry has the perfect amount of give to provide stretch and flexibility during activities like yoga, working out or just lounging
4. Wear Year Round - heavier than a t-shirt, but lighter than a sweatshirt, so it can be worn pretty much year round both under and over other pieces.
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