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Global Hosiery (Women And Men) Industry

Hosiery Products II-3

Socks get Expressive and Colorful II-3

Innovation in Full Stream II-4

Legwear Industry At a Glance II-4

Leggings and Footless Tights Propel Legwear Sales II-5

Major Shoe Brands Show Gains in Hosiery Market II-5

Logos on Socks for the Fashion Conscious II-5

Corporate Dressing on the Rise II-5

Fishnet Stockings to Stay for Long II-6

Bridal-wear Luring Legwear Makers II-6

Manufacturers Eye Kids Segment II-6

Retailers - Ceding to Consumer Preferences II-6

Support Hosiery: Increasingly Blending with Fashion Hosiery II-6

Stretch Fabric is Popular for Intimate Apparel II-6

 

3. COMPETITION II-8

Competition Over the Years II-8

Survival of the Fittest - Fierce Competition Drives the

Hosiery Market II-8

 

4. MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INDUSTRY II-9

Innumerable Product Offerings II-9

Discount Sales - "L'egging" the Customers to Buy More II-9

Value Added Products - A Win-Win Situation II-9

 

5. A CONSUMER PROFILE II-10

Changing Consumer Perception - From Basics to Fashion II-10

Hosiery: One of the Top Categories for Repeat Purchases II-10

Teenagers and Young Adults - Where the Moolah Lies II-10

Wooing the Ethnic Population II-10

Manufacturers Targeting Women Aged 25 & Above II-11

Plus Size Segment - Gaining More Attention II-11

Maternity Hosiery - A New Horizon II-11

 

6. DISTRIBUTION II-12

Shoppers' Convenience Gets Top Priority II-12

No More Crowded Shelves II-12

A Retailer Analysis II-12

The Early Part of the Decade II-12

Discounters Remain on Top II-12

Direct Marketing of Sheer Hosiery II-13

 

7. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-14

Hosiery - Not an Established Textile Product II-14

A "Stocking" Experience Down Memory Lane II-14

Advent of the Commonplace Nylon Stocking II-14

Spandex - Changing Women's Lives Forever II-14

Pantyhose - A Fashion Statement II-15

Classification of Hosiery II-15

Socks II-15

Support Sock II-15

Socks: A Must for an Athlete II-15

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