HanesBrands & Ole Miss Extend Partnership

HanesBrands retains exclusive rights to design, manufacture, and distribute Ole Miss fanwear in the mass retail channel.


HanesBrands, a supplier of collegiate fan apparel, and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) announced they have signed a three-year extension of their current apparel partnership that grants HanesBrands exclusive rights to Ole Miss fanwear in the mass retail channel.

The University of Mississippi is one of more than two dozen elite schools that have exclusive mass retail partnerships with HanesBrands, including Florida State, Penn State, the University of Michigan, Clemson University, and Auburn University.

In addition, more than a dozen leading universities have primary apparel partnerships with HanesBrands, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and the University of Georgia.

“Ole Miss has a rich and unique history as a university and in college athletics, and we’re proud to play a part as we continue to support their dedicated fans,” said John Fryer, HanesBrands president of licensed sports apparel. “It’s our commitment to match their deep-rooted spirit and passion with our quality, innovative apparel, and unrivaled retail experiences.”

The partnership extension with HanesBrands was completed in conjunction with the university’s exclusive licensing agent, CLC.

“It has been a pleasure to work with HanesBrands and we look forward to the next three years to see what we can do together for Ole Miss fans,” added Kathy Tidwell, director of contractual services and university licensing at the University of Mississippi.

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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