Jiaxing company makes vests for Olympic athletes
The sports vests made by Erke Sports Apparel Co Ltd for the Chinese skating team. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
Haining-based Erke Sports Apparel Co Ltd in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province has provided more than 500 sports vests to the Chinese skating team participating in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, local media reported on Jan 18.
The vests feature Chinese-style design elements such as dragon scales and clouds – an auspicious symbol in China - as well as five stars, according to Lu Shengliang, general manager of Erke.
To ensure that the vests have breathable, quick-dry, and moisture-absorbing capabilities, Erke used polyester fiber, chinlon, and spandex as the main materials.
Vests were first sent to members of the Chinese skating team for feedback before mass production took place.
Formerly an underwear manufacturer, Erke has since 2009 been creating sports apparel for Chinese teams. Over the past decade, Erke has provided more than 50,000 training outfits to Chinese teams attending the Olympic Games in London, Rio, and Pyeongchang.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will take place from Feb 4 to Feb 20 in Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a city in Hebei province.
Other sports apparel made by made by Erke Sports Apparel Co Ltd for Chinese teams. [Photo/cnjxol.com]
January 19, 2022