Born in Italy in 1967, Kappa is a leading sportswear brand worn by the world’s biggest teams and brightest stars.
Kappa produces distinctive slimline apparel for football, basketball, volleyball, autoracing, skiing, sailing, golf, fencing and martial arts. Its streetwear collections reflect its northern Italian roots.
The “Omini” logo stands for quality, humanity and authenticity.
Kappa was born of a sock and underwear company named Maglificio Calzificio Torinese (MCT) in 1916 in the Italian city Turin. Kappa was created as a sub-brand of the Aquila brand as a result of a production problem that had caused a loss in sales.
The production problem was fixed and all new product was stamped with a K, standing for the German word for control, Kontrollen. Sales surged and in 1967 the K was formally called Kappa, the Greek letter for K.
MCT and its Kappa brand focused on casual clothing until former employee Marco Boglione returned to the company with a vision for a new category of clothing – “sportswear”.