Hosiery

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Ethical Fashion: Why and How can the Fashion Industry Close its Elusive Loop?

Jun 2018

Long seen as niche, ethical fashion is now at a turning point. While consumers increasingly claim to try to have a positive impact through their purchases, a growing number of companies embrace the concept and are also becoming aware of the need to ...

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Hosiery in Taiwan

Apr 2018

Demand for hosiery is still rising, although at a slower pace than in the past. One major reason for this is that many schools are gradually relaxing the requirements to wear socks and shoes with school uniforms and schoolchildren are increasingly ...

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World market for Apparel and Footwear

Apr 2018

The apparel and footwear industry saw a 1.2% value growth in 2017, an improvement over 2016. But at 3.1% in 2017, volume growth outpaces value growth. The market is indeed being fuelled by volumes as fast-fashion continues expanding in emerging ...

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Hosiery in Chile

Mar 2018

Non-sheer hosiery offers low margins in terms of value. Chilean consumers routinely make purchases from non-sheer hosiery to replace their worn or damaged items. Therefore, they offer a good price-quality ratio. However, Chilean consumers are ...

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Channel Overview in Apparel and Footwear

Mar 2018

Apparel and footwear distribution is heading towards a more symbiotic space, where off-line and online boundaries are disappearing. Specialist retailers remains the most important retail channel, boosted mostly by the continued athleisure trend. ...

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Hosiery in Singapore

Mar 2018

Socks remained a fashionable accessory in 2017, with trends towards both plain white socks that accompany the athleisure trend, to colourful and patterned socks to accentuate an outfit. These trends helped ensure the continued growth of the category,...

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Hosiery in South Africa

Mar 2018

Depending on the type of hosiery, the weather, back-to-school season and fashion trends are factors driving demand. Sheer hosiery witnessed the highest current value growth in 2017, driven by fashion trends, with patterned and colourful tights being ...

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Hosiery in the US

Mar 2018

Sheer hosiery sales were restricted by changes in consumer tastes. Female consumers preferred leggings and pants over skirts, which militated against the purchasing and wearing of tights and pantyhose. The preference for casual/comfortable wear saw ...

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Consumer Trends Shaping the Designer Apparel and Footwear Industry

Mar 2018

Designer apparel and footwear, like the entire luxury industry, is facing a challenging time as globally consumer preferences shift from ‘owning’ to ‘being’, and technologies reinvent the way people consume fashion and engage with brands. This may ...

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Hosiery in the United Kingdom

Mar 2018

Statement hosiery continues to drive growth, for both sheer hosiery and non-sheer hosiery. The popularity of colourful and patterned leggings, which is driven through athleisure as part of consumer lifestyles, is having a positive effect on statement...

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Hosiery in Hong Kong, China

Mar 2018

In 2017, sheer hosiery and non-sheer hosiery each recorded a slight decline in current value terms. Sheer hosiery has been very popular for many years. It is particularly used during the winter season as it can help the wearer keep warm. Consumers ...

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Hosiery in Vietnam

Feb 2018

After the scandal of Chinese products containing toxic materials in 2015, Vietnamese consumers boycotted buying products made in China and looked to purchase local and international goods in order to protect their health. Consumers tend to buy ...

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Hosiery in the United Arab Emirates

Feb 2018

Hosiery consumption was influenced by promotional discounts in 2017, as consumers preferred to delay until discounts or when necessary. In the United Arab Emirates, hosiery such as socks and tights typically accompany the wearing of formalwear, such ...

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Hosiery in Malaysia

Feb 2018

Hosiery in Malaysia is a mature category that no longer has the capacity for significant expansion. As a result, current value growth rates for both sheer hosiery and non-sheer hosiery in 2017 were relatively modest. Maturity also meant that ...

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Hosiery in Egypt

Feb 2018

Although hosiery items are essential in every wardrobe, elevated prices and hefty inflation in 2017 spilled over into this category, and it is expected to see negative growth over the forecast period. Hosiery is strongly tied to footwear as most ...

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Hosiery in the Philippines

Feb 2018

Like many other apparel and footwear categories in the Philippines, hosiery continued to benefit from the athleisure trend in 2017. Specifically, this trend bolstered demand for long and even knee-length socks, particularly those offered under ...

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Hosiery in Thailand

Feb 2018

Students in Thailand have a strict dress code when going to school which requires plain-pattern hosiery in white and brown to match their uniforms. Parents therefore normally need to purchase new pairs of hosiery for their children for the new ...

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Hosiery in India

Feb 2018

The athleisure trend has extended to hosiery, demand for which accelerated over the review period. Increasingly more consumers are taking up fitness regimes, jogging and swimming. This changing lifestyle of health-conscious consumers boosted growth ...

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Hosiery in Sweden

Feb 2018

Hosiery displayed rather modest growth in 2017, which is expected to continue at a similar level throughout the forecast period as consumers are becoming more interested in the expressing their individuality through hosiery. Hosiery has become more ...

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Hosiery in Ukraine

Feb 2018

During the economically tough years of 2014 and 2015, further complicated by political instability and geopolitical tensions with Russia, local currency devaluation forced many consumers to economise. In hosiery, consumers shifted to cheaper offers, ...

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