Platinum Sportswear was founded in 1980 by the Litsky Family as a
retail clothing store in Atlanta, GA. By 1981 the company had moved into the imprinted sportswear Industry by becoming sales
reps on large quantities for a T-shirt manufacturer. We also opened up a wholesale operation to sell small quantities to small
& midsize printers.
In 1982 the company began manufacturing their own apparel using contract knitters,
contract dyers, and contract cut & sew facilities. As our own brands took off, conflict of interest forced us to discontinue
selling other manufacturers apparel. 1986 rolled in and Platinum Sportswear took another step by opening up their first company-owned
factory. Today we produce all of our cloth and apparel in our own facilities. This enabled us to control our inventories better,
and speed up our manufacturing time to be the quickest in the industry.
NAFTA was created in 1994 and once again Platinum Sportswear had to transform itself in the marketplace. Our
new focus became to cater to companies who wanted or were required to purchase "Made in USA" apparel. This being mainly Government,
Unions, Corporate America, or just good business operators who thought it important to keep jobs in America. In May, 2004
we took our company another step forward and became a member of the UFCW local 1996 and began producing Union Made apparel.
This with our other two niches being that we offer colors the other manufacturers do not carry, as well as catering to
the large size market (sizes up to 6XL) are where we are today.
What started as a family operation in a retail store in 1980 is now a "Made in USA" and "Union Made" apparel
company owned by Matthew Litsky, who has bought out the other family members over the years. I personally would like to thank
our thousands of customers throughout the U.S. that has supported Platinum Sportswear throughout the years.