Hosiery highlights

Hosiery market hits a snag

Hosiery is a unique sector of the clothing market, and one that is headed for decline according to a recent…

US: Sara Lee offloads Courtaulds apparel business

Consumer products group Sara Lee Corporation is to offload its UK-based Courtaulds apparel business to a group led by garment…

JAPAN: Kanebo, Atsugi launch vitamin-enriched apparel

Two more Japanese textile makers have launched  "bio-function" apparel that use nanotechnology to deliver doses of vitamins through the skin.…

CHINA: JHL sets up a new sourcing service for legwear buyers

China accounts for a staggering 35% of world sock production, but with 8,000 producers churning out 8bn pairs a year,…

UK: Sock Shop assets sold to Ruia Group

Administrators Poppleton & Appleby have confirmed the sale of assets of Sock Shop to the textiles and hosiery company Ruia…

GERMANY: Wolford 9-month sales up 2.7%

Hosiery company Wolford has reported a 2.7% rise in sales for the first nine months of the 2005/06 financial year,…

US: Sara Lee Branded Apparel profits up, to be spun off as Hanesbrands

Sara Lee Corp has posted a 9.7% increase in second quarter operating income at its Branded Apparel business – and…

USA: Hosiery Technology Center Wins $397,000 Grant

The US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has awarded a grant of $397,000 to the Hosiery Technology Center…