Hosiery, pantyhose & socks

Hosiery, and more specifically pantyhose and socks, are items used on a daily basis by women and men. Hosiery are garments worn directly on feet and legs, most of these garments are made by knitting methods. There are many types of hosiery products such as anklets, knee-highs, stockings, pantyhose, socks, tights, fishnets.

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Product description and variety

Hosiery, and more specifically pantyhose and socks, are items used on a daily basis by women and men. Hosiery, also referred to as legwear are garments worn directly on feet and legs, most of these garments are made by knitting methods. Modern hosiery is usually tight-fitting by nature of stretchy fabrics. There are many types of hosiery products such as anklets, knee-highs, stockings, pantyhose, socks, tights, fishnets. An important thing to look after when buying pantyhose or any other hosiery product is to look for deniers. A denier is a unit of measurement for tights. It is used to convey the thickness of hosiery by measuring the unit of density. Anything less than a 12 denier usually doesn’t last beyond one wear.

Hosiery market and the appeal of private label brands

The global hosiery market size was valued at USD 33.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.0% from 2019 to 2025. The most well-performed and in demand products were pantyhose and socks. The market growth is primarily attributed to growing importance of hosiery as a durable clothing, which reduces leg fatigue and provides excellent comfort characteristics to sports professionals. Furthermore, these hosiery products are preferred by the female consumers due to its virtually invisible features, thus providing natural and shiny looks. Hosiery products are sold in pretty much any retail establishment whether it be supermarkets, hypermarkets, clothing stores, specialized stores or local convenient stores, these products are always in high demand. Private label brands have, in recent years, experienced an increase in overall sales and most notably in hosiery products. Private label manufacturers in the field of hosiery are constantly improving the quality and durability of products such as pantyhose and socks while retaining the affordability which appeals to many consumers.

Services and benefits provided by private labeling

Global hosiery market is strongly characterized by private labels. With private labeling retailers have access to a lot of benefits and services. Private label manufacturers have insight on the current and latest market trends and consumer preferences and cater their products to their needs. You can choose quality-made hosiery products to represent your brand and store or you can create new and unique products with your private label manufacturer. Benefit of private labeling is higher profitability and customer loyalty. Private labeled products are sold only at your retail establishments and that gives a sense of exclusivity among consumers which makes them keep coming back to you for more. Retailers save up on production costs, marketing, time and effort with private labeling and you can adjust your own prices accordingly. Private label manufacturers also handle all packaging, labeling and advertisement of your products.


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