Intimates and Activewear


Intimates and Activewear

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She's Got Legs

New York designers shunned the bare-leg look and sent out models in leggings, thick socks and tights in all patterns and colors.

Gates Open for Souvenir Socks

NEW YORK — Good walking shoes are essential for touring “The Gates,” the latest exhibit from artists Jeanne-Claude and Christo that extends along 23 miles of footpaths in New York’s Central Park. So it seems appropriate that a...

Teko Takes a Nature Walk

NEW YORK — Think twice before throwing that plastic water bottle into the trash — it could become a new pair of socks.

Ecopet, a trademarked recycled polyester fiber, is the primary material in a new legwear line introduced by Teko,...

College Girls Cover Up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The hosiery industry can no longer ignore what consumers really want, nor can it continue to tell them what it believes women should have. College girls are just not likely to go for the “Flashdance” legwarmers or...

Leslie Fay Readies Hue Deal With K-R

NEW YORK -- After three months of negotiations with various manufacturers, The Leslie Fay Cos. has agreed to sell the physical assets and license the trademark of its Hue Hosiery subsidiary to Kayser-Roth Corp.

The deal is pending approval by...

'Crazy For You' Cast Sings Praises of Givenchy Hose

NEW YORK -- Music by the Gershwins helped Bloomingdale's sell a heap of hosiery this week.

It all happened Tuesday, when shoppers at the store's flagship were treated to a rousing medley of Gershwin songs by members of the cast of "Crazy for...

Courtaulds Buys Hartstone Units

LONDON -- Courtaulds Textiles has acquired women's hosiery and sock operations in France and the U.K. from the financially troubled Hartstone Group PLC for about $67.5 million (45 million pounds at current exchange rates) in cash.

The deal...

New Dior Licensee Near

NEW YORK -- Christian Dior said this week it is close to naming a new hosiery licensee and expects to keep the brand going in the legwear market without any pause.

Hampshire Group announced last week that it was giving up the license for...

Trouser Socks, Lace Step Out at Market

NEW YORK - New styles in socks to freshen up selections already bought for spring and summer were the focus of last week's legwear market. Among the highlights: trouser socks, lace ideas and silver tones.

It was officially summer market week...

Leg Beat: Leslie Fay May License Hue ... Relating to Great American ... Keepers Names New President

LESLIE FAY MAY LICENSE HUE: The Leslie Fay Cos. is looking into the possibility of licensing part of all its Hue hosiery division to an outside vendor.

"Since the company filed for Chapter 11, we have been analyzing all aspects...

Survey Shows What's Afoot Among Sock Consumers

NEW YORK - Comfort is the most important issue in sock purchases, according to a consumer-research study sponsored by Monsanto Co.

Monsanto manufactures the acrylic fibers Duraspun, Acrilan and Sno-Brite, an optically brighter white acrylic...

Nantucket Reports Loss in 3D Quarter

NEW YORK -- Nantucket Industries Inc. posted a loss of $565,469 in the third quarter ended Nov. 27, stung by continuing cost variances at its Puerto Rico plant.

The loss compares with a profit of $451,060, or 18 cents a share, a year earlier....

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