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Continuous Product Innovations and Changing Lifestyles Drive Gains in the Global Hosiery Market

Published: September 2017


  • Code: MCP-2811
  • Pages: 429
  • Tables: 162
  • Companies: 200


The global market for Hosiery for Women and Men is projected to reach US$31.6 billion by 2024, driven by continuous innovations in product functional features and aesthetics; favorable demographics and economic trends. Other major factors driving sales growth in the market include the unprecedented rise and success of e-commerce retailing of hosiery products; growing consumer emphasis and hence spending on personal appearance, grooming and intimate apparel; and developments in hosiery knitting machines and smart fabrics. While women dominate as the largest users of hosiery, products such as tights are gradually gaining acceptance in the menís wear market. Europe represents the largest market worldwide, followed by the United States. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with volume sales projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over the analysis period. The growth in the region is supported by factors such as growing population, expanding base of affluent, urban population with higher spending power; aggressive retail marketing; westernization of dressing habits and increased acceptance of lingerie such as G-string, thong, bodystocking and pantyhose by conservative Asian cultures; and emergence of Asia as a manufacturing powerhouse for intimate apparel supported by strong production infrastructure and availability of low cost skilled labor. 

    Summary of Findings

  • Epidemic Rise of Obesity Across the Globe Drives Demand for Stylish Hosiery Products in Plus-Sizes
  • Anti-Cellulite Tights, Moisturizing Pantyhose, Capri-Style Tights, Footless Tights and Low-Rise Hosiery Grow in Prominence
  • Developments in Run-Resistant Technology Designed to Prevent Runs in Hosiery Products Boosts the Marketís Revenue Potential
  • Robustly Rising Average Wedding Spends Drives Lucrative Opportunities for Bridal Hosiery including Bridal Pantyhose and Stockings
  • Innovation in Aesthetics and Functional Product Features such as Comfortable, Stylish Weather-Adaptive, Supportive, Anti-Cellulite Hosiery in Embroidered Designs to Drive Market Growth

    Timeline for Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

    Geographic Markets Analyzed

  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World

    Market Segmentation & Classification

  • Product Segments:
    • Socks, Sheer Hosiery, and Tights/Opaques


  • CSP International SpA
  • Golden Lady SpA
  • Gildan Activewear Inc.
  • Hanesbrands, Inc.
  • L Brands
  • LVMH


  • Review of Industry/Market Structure
  • Analysis of Trends & Drivers
  • Insights on Macro Market Scenarios
  • Market SWOT Analysis
  • Latent Demand Forecasts & Projections
  • Comprehensive Geographic Market Analysis
  • Presentation Ready Facts & Statistical Data Findings
  • Coverage of Major/Niche Players, Market Shares & Competition
  • Coverage of major Company/Technology/Product/Financial Stories
  • Extensive Product/Service/End-Use/Technology Coverage Where Applicable

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