Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The rise in offshoring activity in the Hosiery Mills industry has driven industry globalization and downstream demand from consumers who demand quality products at low prices. As a result, many operators have offshored a large portion of their manufacturing capabilities in an attempt to reduce costs and remain competitive. In the coming years, improvements in downstream demand, driven by increased consumer spending, are anticipated to somwhat increase sales of domestically produced hosiery and socks... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Cotton and cotton blend socks
Cotton and cotton blend socks make up the largest product segment for the Hosiery Mills industry, representing about 33.9% of total revenue. This segment includes athletic, casual and dress socks for men, women and children. In the five years to 2014, this segment's share of revenue has increased despite the overall downturn of the industry; socks are viewed as necessities and, therefore, demand has not fallen significantly over the period.
Women's pantyhose are expected to make up the second largest product segment for the industry, accounting for 31.4% of industry's sales in 2014. Pantyhose, which are typically made of nylon, are available in a wide range of colors and sheerness... purchase to read more