Our Story

Discover Sphere Sport’s journey as an apparel manufacturer & values driving our commitment to quality, customization, ethics & sustainability in sports apparel.

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The Power of Partnership

Sphere Sport was founded with the belief that combining the efficiency of Chinese manufacturing with the unparalleled customer service of Australia would better serve the unique needs of teamwear businesses.

By leveraging the expertise of both regions and striving for excellence in all aspects of the teamwear manufacturing process, Sphere Sport has become a leading provider of high-quality, customized sports apparel. Our commitment to innovation, dedication to our clients’ success, and adherence to ethical business practices continue to drive us forward as a trusted partner in the industry.

Mannequin displayed in showroom wearing Sphere Sport teamwear apparel

Revolutionizing Teamwear Manufacturing

Founders Sam Clay and Eric Fan realized that most teamwear factories were using the same materials and production processes as retail apparel, leading to quality issues and mistakes in orders. They recognized that teamwear manufacturing required a unique approach, tailored to the needs of clients who needed cutting edge customized professional apparel for their customers. 

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Sphere Sport founder Sam Clay with bespoke expert team

Customized B2B Solutions

By developing bespoke production methods and investing in the latest technology, Sphere Sport has been able to provide high-quality, durable sportswear that meets the exact standards of clients supplying a range of athletes including professional teams. This approach has also allowed us as your elite apparel manufacturer to offer customized solutions that meet the specific needs of each client, setting us apart in the industry.

Empowering Client Partnerships

We take a partnership approach with our clients, empowering them to develop their own unique product catalogs and offering them the resources and support to bring their visions to life.

By working closely with our clients, we’re able to better understand their needs and provide customized solutions that go beyond simple manufacturing. This approach has resulted in lasting relationships and a reputation for excellence in the sports apparel industry.

Sphere Sport 2500m factory building in China

Rapid Growth

Sphere Sport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a single room with a few staff members.

Today, our 2500m factory is home to over 25 skilled employees who work tirelessly to deliver high-quality teamwear to our clients. Our rapid growth is a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovative spirit, and customer-centric approach. As we continue to expand our operations and enhance our capabilities, we remain steadfast in our dedication to delivering personalized solutions and unparalleled service to teamwear businesses around the world.

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Sphere Sport Chinese employee in China factory

Positive Work Culture

Our company culture fosters a positive work environment through team-building events and parties.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits packages, leading to an efficient factory with consistent quality and production times. With low turnover, our team has high standards and years of experience, resulting in minimal errors and a happy work environment.

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Work-Life Balance & Ethical Standards

At Sphere Sport, we value work-life balance and prioritize efficiency during business hours, minimizing overtime.

We’re committed to ethical practices and proudly adhere to BSCI standards. Check out our latest audit by opening the document below.

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Eco-Friendly Apparel Solutions

At Sphere Sport, we are committed to fighting climate change and protecting the environment.

To achieve this goal, we have teamed up with Repreve, an eco-fabric brand, to provide recycled material options made from used plastic bottles. We also offer various eco-friendly packaging options in addition to our environmentally sustainable materials.

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Meet our Founders

Chinise co-founder Eric Fan wearing Sphere Sport Apparel

Eric Fan

Eric grew up in Jining, China, the hometown of Confucius and Mencius. He studied at Shandong Polytechnic University before becoming a product manager at Dragon Crowd, then holding management positions at Hop Lun Group and Playmore International Ltd.

Eric is passionate about inspiring his employees to excellence and personal growth. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, spending time with his family, and watching sports.

Australian Founder Sam Clay wearing Sphere Sport apparel

Sam Clay

Sam Clay has been living in China since graduating from the Victorian University of Technology in Melbourne in 2006. He values trust and respect in business and attributes his success to learning from mistakes.

Sam manages Sphere Sport’s office staff, sales, and client management while competing in endurance-running competitions and indulging his love of reading, documentaries, and the AFL.

Australian Founder Sam Clay wearing Sphere Sport apparel

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