Hosiery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Hosiery market is segmented By Product Type (Body Stockings, Socks, Knee Highs, Hold-Ups, and Other Product Types); by End User (Men and Women); by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Retail Stores, and Other Distribution Channels); by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and values in (USD Million) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Hosiery Market Size

Hosiery Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 2.5 %

Major Players

Hosiery Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Hosiery Market Analysis

The Hosiery Market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.5% over the next five years.

The hosiery market is expected to grow over the medium term because of the availability of a wide range of products. Customers are receiving discounts and offers on products through online channels such as Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, and others, which is why the demand for products such as knee highs, leggings, socks, and leg warmers is increasing in various countries. Due to the availability of different brands, customers are getting more and more options for brands, styles, and colors. Among women, the demand for leggings, tights, and socks is growing owing to an increase in their working population.

Moreover, various local and international players are presenting innovative designer hosiery with new offerings like organic commodities, anti-bacterial sanitized yarn, and non-compression, soft stretchable elastic socks to gain consumer engagement. Owing to changes in fashion & lifestyle, people nowadays are concerned about self-grooming, which forced new entrants and other players in the market to present comfortable dressing following the current trend fashion. Furthermore, the market players are also considering women's needs and launching products for comfort. For instance, in August 2021, Adidas launched the new TechFit period-proof tights for women. The tights are made with an absorbent layer to help protect against leaks if worn with tampons or pads.

Hosiery Industry Segmentation

The global hosiery market is segmented into product type, end-user, distribution channel, and geography. By product type. The market is segmented into body stockings, socks, Knee highs, hold-ups, and other product types. By end user, the market is segmented into men and women. Further, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, online retail stores, and other distribution channels. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done based on value (in USD million).

Product Type
Body stockings
Knee highs, Hold-ups
Other Product Types
Distribution Channel
Specialty Stores
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Hosiery Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Hosiery Market according to our research experts:

Innovative Garments Dominates the Market

The demand for hosiery is increasing among the new generations, mainly the women's segment, owing to the trendy outfits by local players in the market. Hosieries such as stockings have become a trend among women during the late '70s and continue with the growing number of working women. Moreover, socks brands are marketing through e-commerce retail stores, e-tailers, retailers, and other companies to increase sales volume. Modern hosiery manufacturing has to accommodate the high demand for quality goods. Moreover, various local and international players are entering with trendy fashion items with organic products, anti-bacterial sanitized yarn, non-compression, soft elastic leggings, and long socks to satisfy consumer needs. For instance, in September 2021, a United Kingdom-based hosiery brand Hēdoïne launched the world's first biodegradable tights collection. The product claims to be ladder-resistant and made from biodegradable yarn. From the finest seven denier sheer stockings through the multi-colored and wildly patterned hose and onwards to practical 60 denier pantyhose, women want the best. While the women's hosiery manufacturing process will undoubtedly continue to evolve, there will always be a demand for the sheer stockings of bygone days. Women also wear this as comfort for cold weather during the winter.

Hosiery Market: Revenue Growth of Hosiery Segment, CSP International Fashion Group, In USD Million, 2019-2021

Europe Holds The Major Share in The Market

Due to the rise in disposable income, and more number of the working population of women, the demand for fashion and luxury items is increasing in the region. The customers in the region are more concerned about their appearance and grooming. Rising urbanization has resulted in modern-class consumers earning more money to spend, thus indulging in a growing passion for current fashion. Changing lifestyles and demographic factors are bringing changes in demand patterns for hosiery. Besides, the European hosiery market is witnessing a gamut of activities such as launching high-quality and comfortable products and developing new textile materials. These factors signal the promising growth of the European hosiery market. In March 2021, the United Kingdom hosiery brand Elle re-launched a range of footless tights, leggings, above-the-knee, and shaping in more sizes than before.

Global Hosiery Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2021

Hosiery Industry Overview

The Hosiery Market is fragmented, with various regional and global players, such as Wolford AG, Hanesbrands Inc., Jockey International Inc., Gilfin S.P.A., and CSP International Fashion Group SpA. With the growing penetration of online sales, players have increased their focus on e-commerce sales. Players are also bringing innovations, such as a mix of fabrics, to attract more users. The manufacturers are majorly concentrating on enhancing their product quality through mergers and acquisitions and product innovation to obtain a competitive edge among other players in the global market. Advanced distribution networks and manufacturing expertise give an upper edge to the manufacturers to expand their range of products in the market.

Hosiery Market Leaders

  1. CSP International Fashion Group S.P.A

  2. Hanesbrands Inc

  3. Gilfin S.P.A. (Golden Lady Company S.P.A)

  4. Jockey International, Inc.

  5. Lanvin Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Hosiery Market Concentration

Hosiery Market News

  • In May 2022, Falke Introduced New Pressure-Free Running Socks. Falke's new Pressure-Free sock incorporates a unique design feature to reduce the potential hotspot across the bridge of the foot. Falke has inserted a striated pad of channels on top of the foot that may move dynamically in response to foot movements. This helps to spread movement pressure and relieve pressure buildup in this area.
  • In October 2021, The Heist Studios brand unveiled four novel sustainable tights in its AW21 product range. Each product has been sustainably manufactured with the help of recycled Elastane and Polyamide to sustain the brand's essence.
  • In September 2021, SKIMS, the shapewear brand, launched its first sock collection. The socks come in four different fabrics and styles. There are four categories: Hosiery, Everyday, Sport, and Slouch. The socks will also be available in various lengths, including ankle, mid-calf, and crew, as well as multiple colors.

Hosiery Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Body stockings

      2. 5.1.2 Socks

      3. 5.1.3 Knee highs, Hold-ups

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Men

      2. 5.2.2 Women

    3. 5.3 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.3.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Online Retail Stores

      4. 5.3.4 Other Distribution Channels

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 CSP International Fashion Group S.P.A

      2. 6.3.2 Lanvin Group (Wolford AG)

      3. 6.3.3 Gilfin S.P.A. (Golden Lady Company S.P.A)

      4. 6.3.4 Hanesbrands Inc

      5. 6.3.5 Jockey International, Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Spanx Inc

      7. 6.3.7 Carolina Hosiery Mill Inc. (Carolina Ultimate, Real Tree)

      8. 6.3.8 G-III Apparel Group (Donna Karan International)

      9. 6.3.9 Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

      10. 6.3.10 Heist Studios

      11. 6.3.11 Falke KGaA

      12. 6.3.12 Skims

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Hosiery Market Research FAQs

The Hosiery Market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Hosiery Market is growing at a CAGR of 2.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2016 -2027.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

CSP International Fashion Group S.P.A, Hanesbrands Inc, Gilfin S.P.A. (Golden Lady Company S.P.A), Jockey International, Inc., Lanvin Group are the major companies operating in Hosiery Market.

Hosiery Industry Report

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