Hollywood Filane Sportswear & Embroidery came to be when
Domenic was attending Seneca College studying business marketing, and
boxing on the Canadian National Team. When he tried to purchase
personalized tracksuits for himself and three other teammates, he found
out that no one would make just four tracksuits at a reasonable price.
Flying to Italy for competition, Domenic saw a man wearing a jacket
advertising an embroidery company. On the trip home, the same man
was on the return flight, and this time, Domenic talked to him - and
Domenic found out that embroidery was something he might like to do.
The man, Ralph, invited Domenic to come by his business in Toronto and
see how things worked. When Domenic got home to Toronto, he took Ralph
up on his offer - and from there, Hollywood Filane Sportswear was
Domenic's father, Cosimo, is a singer and entertainer, as well as a
business owner. When Domenic first began his boxing career in his
home town of Schreiber, his coach nicknamed him 'Hollywood' because his
father was in the entertainment industry. Although
Figliomeni is the true family name, Cosimo adopted 'Filane' (Fi - from
Figliomeni, Lane - from one of his favorite singers, Frankie Lane) as a
stage name. Domenic chose to use Filane as his boxing name, and
thus became Domenic 'Hollywood' Filane in the Boxing World.
When Domenic started his business, it made sense to continue his boxing
identity, and Hollywood Filane Sportswear was born.
Frustrated at the inability to easily create a custom look, Domenic
vowed that he would create a business that had no minimum order, where
everybody was a somebody. Whether you were a corporation looking
to mass produce logo'd apparel, or an aspiring boxer wanting to put your
fighting name on your tracksuit, he would serve everyone with little
hassle and fair price.
Upon it's inception in 1992, Hollywood Filane Sportswear has been like
the little engine that could, and it has developed into a respectable,
reliable business that proudly offers custom embroidered apparel where
your satisfaction is our main goal. The business has developed as
a sports and promotional wear company to also offer screen printing,
tackle twill, applique and decals. We look forward to working with
you to create the most professional, unique or personalized look that we
grew up on the shores of Lake Superior, in the small town of Schreiber,
where his family runs a number of companies, including the successful,
Filane's Canadian Spring
Water company offering quality bottled water across Ontario.
Despite training during his 10 year Amateur Boxing Career in
Toronto and traveling the world on competitions, Domenic wanted to
return home to develop his business. Although Hollywood Filane
Sportswear is located in Northern Ontario, technology enables us to be a
successful, competitive business eager to build long term relationships
with you, the customer and most important person we know.
Domenic is the 10 time Canadian light flyweight (48
kg) Boxing Champion, and two time Olympian, whose amateur career spanned
from 1990 to 2000. As well as managing Hollywood Filane
Sportswear, Domenic has also opened
Filane's Boxing Gym in the
same building that houses his business. Here, he trains local,
future champions in the sport that gave him so much, as well as offering
'Boxercise' for both children and adults interested in staying in shape
using boxing methods. In the hallway leading from the Sportswear
and Apparel business to the boxing gym, Domenic has created a 'Wall
of Fame' where he proudly displays a selection of his favorite
photographs taken during his boxing career.