The Evolution from Hooligan Rugby to Legacy Ecowear

Hooligan Rugby: The Beginnings

Founded in the early 2000s by Mike Sullivan, Hooligan Rugby began as a small, passionate company dedicated to providing high-quality rugby gear and apparel. With a strong emphasis on performance and durability, Hooligan Rugby quickly gained a reputation within the rugby community for its top-notch products designed for both amateur and professional players.

Growth and Expansion

Over the years, Hooligan Rugby expanded its product line to include a wide variety of rugby equipment such as balls, tackling shields, and training gear. The brand's commitment to quality and its deep understanding of the sport allowed it to build a loyal customer base. This period of growth also saw Hooligan Rugby forging partnerships with numerous rugby clubs and schools across the country, further cementing its place in the market.

Eco-Friendliness and Tsunami Sport Partnership

In the mid-2010s, Hooligan Rugby embraced sustainable practices by incorporating eco-friendly materials and processes. Concurrently, they partnered with Tsunami Sport, an eco-driven apparel brand. This collaboration enhanced Hooligan Rugby's commitment to sustainability and expanded their product range to include gear for various sports, corporate apparel, and leisurewear.

Rob & Teresa Loney take the reigns

In 2018, Hooligan Rugby was purchased by long-time salesman and friends, Rob and Teresa Loney. Recognizing the potential to reach a broader audience, they rebranded the company to Hooligan Sport. This strategic move aimed to attract a wider customer base beyond the rugby scene. Under Rob's leadership, the company successfully expanded its salesforce and diversified into new sports markets. Rob's efforts to grow the business were particularly commendable as he navigated these changes during the challenging period of the global pandemic.

New Ownership and Rebranding to Legacy Ecowear

In 2024, Rob decided to retire from the apparel industry. Texas Sales Representative Justin Hale and his father Vernon Hale decided to acquire the company, continuing the tradition of Hooligan as a family business. To better reflect its broader product range and its dedication to sustainability, the company underwent a comprehensive rebranding process. The company emerged as Legacy Ecowear, a name that signifies its commitment to creating a lasting positive impact on both the sports community and the environment.

Legacy Ecowear Today

Today, Legacy Ecowear operates from its headquarters in Central Texas, serving as the exclusive USA distributor for Tsunami Sport. The company offers a diverse range of eco-friendly apparel and gear for sports, corporate events, schools, and leisure activities. With a mission to foster sustainability and excellence, Legacy Ecowear continues to innovate, ensuring that all products meet the highest standards of quality and environmental responsibility.

Looking Ahead

As Legacy Ecowear looks to the future, its vision remains clear: to become the dominant supplier in the US market for sports, corporate, and school apparel, while continuing to champion sustainability. By maintaining strong relationships with clients and staying true to its eco-friendly roots, Legacy Ecowear is poised to leave a lasting legacy in the apparel industry.

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