Jersey Champs is an apparel company that specializes in creating and distributing custom jerseys based on hip-hop and pop culture references. The company was founded by Sean Kelly in 2016. Jersey Champs has been featured in Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Forbes, New York Times, Future Sharks, Courier News, Thrive Global, Fashion Week Online and a number of blogs and podcasts.
Jersey Champs utilizes a team of independent graphic designers to create custom concepts. Themes for the jerseys range from hip-hop, cultural references, trending memes and more. Popular concepts include Flint Tropics, Blue Mountain State, The Mighty Ducks, Tune Squad, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and more.
Sean launched Jersey Champs out of his dorm room during his freshman year at Rutgers University in May of 2016. He started the company with just $1,000 and put jerseys up on the site for preorder, selling out in the first week. His first concept was a "Views From the 6" Jersey. Jersey Champs has been able to expand by growing its Instagram and leveraging Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ads and also collaborating with notable influencers and celebrities. As of August 2018, Jersey Champs had over 1.6 million followers on Instagram and 70k likes on Facebook.
Notable people who have worn his jerseys include Mark Cuban, Michael Rapoport, Dwayne Wade, Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr, Logic, Khalid, Marcus Peters, Kyrie Irving, Lil Pump, Martavis Bryant, Odell Beckham, Fabolous, Young M.A, Lil Wayne, Futuristic, Landon Collins, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Jae Crowder, YBN Nahmir, Casey Veggies, Soulja Boy, Supreme Patty, Ugly God, Jeezy, Dave East, Migos,Perez Hilton, Clint Capela, Terrance Williams, Skinny From the 9, Brandon Ingram, DJ Drewski, Victor Oladipo, Karl-Anthony Towns, XXXTentacion, JaVale McGee, Darrelle Revis, Marshawn Lynch, FATBOY, Braxton Miller, SquidNice, Young King Dave & more
Jersey Champs dedicates the proceeds of one jersey to a charity organization every month. They have so far donated to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, XXXTentacion Memorial Foundation & the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
Jersey Champs has NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA & NBA licensing for Dog Jerseys and is an official seller in WalMart, Apparel Zoo, Amazon, eBay, ArtFire, Bonanza, Courtside NYC, Wish, Wanelo, Broochy, BuzzFeed, Pinterest & Etsy.