Founded in 1876, born and headquartered in the USA, Jockey International, Inc. is the Original American underwear brand. Jockey is a third-generation family-owned company, headquartered between Chicago and Milwaukee in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company employs more than 1,600 associates around the world with additional operations in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, New York, and North Carolina. JOCKEY is a registered trademark in over 120 countries.
Jockey has a long history of designing high-quality, innovative products, all starting with the crafting of superior wool socks for lumberjacks.
Jockey designs and develops proprietary products produced through a tightly managed virtual manufacturing network concentrated in Asia and Central America and continues to be a strong supporter of efforts to improve global working conditions for apparel workers. Jockey brand products are sold globally across a network of distributor and licensee partners. Jockey sells directly in Canada and Europe. In the U.S., Jockey operates over 100 retail outlet stores along with a robust catalog and e-commerce business under its Direct to Consumer unit.
Jockey is the leading undergarment brand in the U.S. department store channel with major customers including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk, JCPenney, and Kohl’s. Likewise, Jockey has dominant market positions in partner countries like India, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.
In the U.S., Jockey has expanded distribution through related brands in Target and Wal-Mart. In Canada, Jockey holds a strong and growing presence in The Bay.
The fuel for Jockey’s growth continues to be a stream of differentiated and innovative products. Jockey’s legacy of innovation began in 1934 with the introduction of the first men’s brief. Today, among other innovative products, Jockey markets the only phase change technology in the underwear category, provides sport underwear that is clinically proven to outperform competing products, and recently launched a bra collection based on a unique sizing technology which is protected by over 50 patents.
Jockey’s culture reflects the Midwest values of our ownership. At Jockey, success is achieved through hard work, mutual respect, and offering consumers products with striking quality from a brand they trust. Jockey associates and Jockey products are the genuine article.
Through its charitable Jockey Being Family Foundation, Jockey and many Jockey associates support adoption initiatives across the United States, www.jockeybeingfamily.com