Hosiery Market Analysis

October 2, 2012 under News

I got these statistics online and I thought you may want to see that actually in some countries hosiery is on the rise.

Canada

In 2011 hosiery in Canada saw healthy sales growth, with an increase of 3% in volume and 6% in current value terms to reach C$1.4 billion in total by the end of the year. This represented healthy growth compared with the value drop experienced during the recession, although in terms of volume growth remained positive through the recession and slow recovery.

United Kingdom

Hosiery sales increased in both volume and value terms compared to 2010, growing by 2% and 5% respectively in 2011. The famous British Wellington Boots led to the trend of wearing "Wellies with socks", which proved very popular in 2011 with sales soaring. Over-the-knee socks had a large part to play in A/W 2012 Fashion weeks, and were featured by many popular designers. Large woollen socks worn with short skirts and a large overcoat hit the runways.

France

In 2011, hosiery volume sales remained on a declining trend while current value sales stabilised somewhat after consecutive years of marginal decline. This could be explained to a large extent by the efforts deployed by the main players to upgrade their offer through innovative and high-tech products. For instance, the leading socks player Groupe Kindy invested €1.5 million in research and development in 2011 to expand its product portfolio and offer ground-breaking products.

India

Companies making formal wear compulsory and the increasing number of students joining professional courses and colleges encouraged ongoing growth in demand for hosiery throughout 2011.

Spain

Cotton remains the main material used in the manufacture of hosiery. However, fabric is increasingly mixed with materials such as elastane, lycra and velvet, which increase the elasticity and comfort of hosiery considerably.

The Hosiery in Spain report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2006-2010 and analysis by distribution format allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, leading brands, and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts to 2015 illustrate how the market is set to change.

China

Hosiery experienced 8% current value growth to reach HK$1,649 million in 2011. This represented a strong slowdown versus 2010 with the necessary nature of hosiery helping to support the continued positive performance of this category in 2011.

Germany

Volume sales saw a small decline of less than 1% in 2011. The positive development of values sales has been achieved through the increase of unit prices. An increase in costs due to higher cotton prices and costs for energy induced manufacturers to raise prices. This price increase has been transferred to other customers.

Russia

In 2010, hosiery sales registered 5% growth in volume terms and 16% growth in current value terms. The increase in demand is attributed to the growth in consumers’ disposable income, and hence, rising living standards. Consumers have greater requirements as their quality of life improves. Hosiery is no longer darned, and after the first hole appears is typically discarded. Modern businessmen in cities do care about what socks are visible under their trousers.

Natalia Vodianova, Topmodel and a Philanthropist

September 28, 2012 under Famous

Natalia Vodianova is the face of Sochi 2014 Olympics.

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Natalia Vodianova is the ambassador for Sochi Olympics in 2014.  “As an ambassador of Sochi-2014, I am focusing my efforts to raise awareness specifically towards Paralympic Games,” says Natalia.  This is close to her heart since one of her sisters is disabled.

Natalia Vodianova is my favourite fashion model and she is often referred to as Cinderella because she literally went from rags to riches.  While selling fruits and vegetables on the street to help her mother pay the bills, she was discovered by a modeling scout at the age of 16.

At 17 years old, Vodianova moved to Paris and started modeling for advertising campaigns for Cavin Klein, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, Marc Jacobs, Pepe jeans, Diane von Furstenberg and Chanel as well as appearing on the catwalks of Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and many more.

It could also be that she is called Cinderella because of her marriage to the Honourable Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman, heir to a rich family that owns large parts of central London.  They have three children and to the surprise of many people Natalia still has an amazing body with even no after-pregnancy adjustments.   Sadly, her marriage didn’t last.

Not everyone was thrilled with her success.  When she came back to her city after modeling in Paris, she was met with a lot of jealousy from other people.  In one of her interviews she even mentioned that people threatened to cut her face, despite the noble reasons for her return.
The reason why she returned was to do something good for her country.  In 2004 she started the Naked Heart Foundation, an organization that builds play parks for disadvantaged children across Russia.

To me this person is a source of inspiration and a perfect example of a woman who is beautiful on the inside just as much as she is on the outside.

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Natalia pour Etam: this Russian beauty had a 3 year contract with a French lingerie company.

 

natalia vodianova in stockings

 

Date of birth:  28 February 1982, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Birth Name:  Natalya Mikhaylovna Vodianova

Nick: Supernova

Height:  5.9" (1.75 cm), according to IMDB

Current place of residence: West Sussex (England)

Natalia Vodianova Etam lingerie and stockings

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