It was interesting to see this article published on Strait Times on 1st Oct...for those who did not get to read this...the full article is at S'pore top fit for a sprint king
The article may not be permanently there...so I did a extract of it......So the top wore by Jamaican Usain Bolt to win the Olympic Sprints and broke World Record is not made in Germany where Puma is based and not China where most apparels came from but right here in Singapore!!!!
"JAMAICAN sprint king Usain Bolt was carrying a piece of Singapore with him on his way to winning three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.
That's because the yellow, black and green tank-top, which Bolt wore during his record breaking feat, was made by a Singapore-based apparel manufacturer.
'We were excited to see Usain Bolt cross the finishing line wearing the Puma apparel that we helped make,' said Ms Lynn Tan, director of Bodynits Group.
'I still remember that it was a very challenging project due to the complex design behind the apparel for Team Jamaica,' she added. 'We had many sleepless nights over it, but seeing the results of our hard work on such a grand stage like the Olympics was very satisfying.'
With a production capacity of almost 14million garments a year, Bodynits is one of the region's largest apparel contract manufacturers.
It has three retail stores in Marina Square, Centrepoint and Suntec City, and its combined production facilities in Singapore, China, Indonesia and Vietnam take up 330,000sqft of factory space.
The firm has more than 3,600 employees in the region and counts global sportswear giants like Puma, Nike, adidas, Under Armor, Champion, Fila and Reebok as long-term clients.