Global Hosiery Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Dec 2015
  • Pages: 73
  • SKU: IRTNTR8113

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Market size and forecast of the global hosiery market and segmentation by products (socks, tights, and pantyhose and nylons) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW). The report provides a market share analysis of the leading vendors in the market such as Hanesbrands, Golden Lady, Gilden Activewear, and CSP International.

Global hosiery market overview

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global hosiery market to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. Consumers look for the quality, durability, fit, style, and glamor while purchasing hosiery products. The increasing concern about personal grooming and appearance is one of the major drivers of the market. Not only is the market for women hosiery rising, but the demand for such goods is also rising from the men’s segment because these days, even men follow the new trends in fashion and apparels.

The rise in sales from the e-commerce sector is another major driver propelling the growth of the hosiery market size. The online retails save the consumer’s time, gives product availability at door steps, and offer products at discounted prices, hence they are the fastest growing channel of sales. In terms of region, the e-commerce market in North America is the fastest growing market with nations like the US and Canada dominating the share for the same as of 2014.

Segmentation and analysis of the global hosiery industry by product

  • Socks
  • Tights
  • Pantyhose and nylons

In terms of revenue, the socks segment dominated the global hosiery market in 2015 with a share of more than 69% in 2015. According to our sock industry analysis is mainly driven by the increasing demand for socks from the following two consumer segments, 0-14 years age group and 15-64 years age group consumers. Also, the increased demand for socks emerging from developing regions such as APAC and Latin America has also triggered the growth of this segment.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the global hosiery industry

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

Europe occupies the majority of the share with more than 34% of the hosiery market share. The major factors contributing to the growth of this region is the rising demand for socks from the working population; wherein the women hosiery generates the highest revenue.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The presence of multiple vendors including well-established and regional vendors makes the market considerably fragmented and competitive. They compete on the basis of product differentiation, portfolio, and pricing. The prevailing competition among the vendors presents a possibility of increased number of mergers, with smaller entities being acquired by or merged with major players.

The key vendors in the market are -

  • Hanesbrands
  • Golden Lady
  • Gilden Activewear
  • CSP International

Other prominent vendors in the hosiery industry include Acorn Products, Alba-Waldensian, Albertville Knitting, Americal, Bossong Hosiery Mills, Brown Wooten Mills, Carolina Hosiery Mills, Crescent Hosiery Mills, Fine Sheer Industries, Fox River Mills, Highland Mills, Hot Sox, Huffman Finishing, Johnson Hosiery Mills, Kentucky Derby Hosiery, Lemco Mills, Mayo Knitting Mills, Monarch Hosiery Mills, Parker Hosiery, Pro Feet, Royal Apparel, Royce Hosiery Mills, Sara Lee Sock, Tower Mill, US Textile, and Value Line Textiles.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the hosiery market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global hosiery market?
  • What are the key hosiery market trends impacting the growth?
  • What are the challenges to the hosiery market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global hosiery market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global hosiery market?
  • Trending factors influencing the hosiery market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global hosiery market?


Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Top vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by product

  • Market overview
  • Global socks market
  • Global tights market
  • Global pantyhose and nylons market

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global hosiery market by geographical segmentation
  • Hosiery market in Europe
  • Hosiery market in North America
  • Hosiery market in APAC
  • Hosiery market in ROW

PART 08: Key leading countries

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Market share analysis 2015
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • CSP International
  • Gilden Activewear
  • Golden Lady
  • HanesBrands

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio


Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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