Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / HBC unveils eco-friendly uniform for Olympic athletes
HBC unveils eco-friendly uniform for Olympic athletes
02
May '08
Hudson's Bay Company unveiled the highly anticipated clothing collection that Canadian athletes will wear at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The collection is eco-friendly and was designed with athletes' input to ensure the Canadian team has ideal clothing to excel in Beijing's hot summer temperatures. The replica wear is being launched in Bay and Zellers stores across Canada.

The Company also announced donations of $300,000 to the Own the Podium 2010 initiative to benefit Canada's winter sports system, and $300,000 to the Road to Excellence program to benefit Canada's summer sport system. Both are part of the Canadian Olympic Foundation's action plan to create world-class programs, policies and financing that will help to place Canada amongst the top nations at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Hbc has a proud history of supporting Canadian athletes as they train and compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Rob Johnston, President, Hbc. “It is with great pleasure that we once again show our pride by outfitting the Canadian Olympic team, as well as providing financial support, in their quest for gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.”

“The Canadian team is well known for its Olympic clothing and we are confident that the stylish and functional uniforms that Hbc has created for the team in Beijing will be worn with pride by athletes and sought after by the public,” said Chris Rudge, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee.“I also want to recognize Hbc's generous donation to the Own the Podium 2010 and Road to Excellence programs as well as their ongoing support of Canadian athletes.”


Must ReadView All

AfCFTA expected to come into force by mid-2019

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2019

AfCFTA expected to come into force by mid-2019

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement could be in force...

Cambodia terms EU's EBA withdrawal decision 'regressive'

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2019

Cambodia terms EU's EBA withdrawal decision 'regressive'

Rejecting accusations of a worsening human rights and democracy...

USAID helps E African firms participate in Las Vegas shows

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2019

USAID helps E African firms participate in Las Vegas shows

The East Africa Hub of the US Agency for International Development...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos, Indian textile value chain

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Sunil Kumar Sharma, Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Yashiki Gumber, Sahiba Fabrics

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Harsh Shah,

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Manuele Baggini,

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Franco Ravazzi,

Franco Ravazzi

Italy-based Tessimenti E Orditi Tinti (T.O.T SRL) specialises in stocking...

Razvan Popescu, Directa Plus SpA

Razvan Popescu
Directa Plus SpA

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Ray Baughman, University of Texas -Dallas

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search