Sportiqe, a global lifestyle apparel brand, announced today the expansion of its wholesale division after landing 31 new clients in the second quarter by inking deals with major nationally recognized brands such as Peloton, Microsoft Xbox, Tillamook Creamery, Sierra Nevada, JSX, Trek Bicycle and Zildjian Company, among others.
Headquartered in Tempe, the company specializes in Modern American comfort wear using premium fabrics, innovative designs and an on-trend fit to provide superior comfort with its t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, headwear and more. In addition to the new wholesale clients, Sportiqe has experienced significant growth in 2019 in other areas as well, such as doubling its staff in the last 12 months and averaging a year-over-year growth of 25 percent.
“We are proud to partner with these powerhouse companies in designing, creating and delivering custom apparel that makes an impact on their brand and ensures their customers are as comfortable as possible,” said Jason Franklin, co-founder and principal of Sportiqe. “Sportiqe has really found a niche in elevating the comfort-wear space. We serve as a fashion house for wholesale clients by creating on-trend, custom apparel for companies who can choose from a graphics package from the Sportiqe wheelhouse or work with our skilled creative team for custom looks and themes.”
Soon after its inception in 2006, Sportiqe quickly became a household name amongst some of the most recognizable brands, athletes and celebrities in the world after landing deals with the NBA and Dave Matthews Band, both still clients today, and being amongst the first apparel companies to bridge the gap between the fan and fashion world. To date, Sportiqe collaborates with global leaders like Nintendo, Airstream, WWE, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Warner Bros., Live Nation and Samuel Adams, to name a few.
“To date, we have outfitted more than four million people around the world and that’s pretty remarkable considering Sportiqe started by two guys who bonded over a love of sports and comfortable apparel,” said Matt Altman, Sportiqe’s co-founder and CEO. “We believe every American should have our two unisex brand staples in their closet – the Comfy Tee and Olsen Hoodie. These core items are casual and always in style, plus their massive popularity has been responsible for catapulting our company to where it is today.”
In 2017, customer demand spawned the launch of the company’s direct-to-consumer lifestyle division, allowing customers to purchase their favorite styles directly from Sportiqe.com. By the end of the year, Sportiqe is on track to increase sales for the lifestyle brand by 100 percent since 2017.