How is hosiery manufactured?

The process behind the manufacturing of hosiery is a rather complicated one.  I once saw a television documentary on it and I found it fascinating.  Of course, later on I couldn’t remember all of the details, just the overall concepts.  One can find this kind of information on the Internet, if enough time is spent searching around. You can find some informative videos up on You Tube, like this one:  “How It’s Made: Pantyhose“.

Italian hosiery company Filodoro decided to post a section on their website that goes into reasonable detail on hosiery making.  The process is broken down into five stages:

• Texturisation
• Weaving
• Assembling
• Dyeing
• Fixing
• Packaging

They also have a Hosiery World section that touches briefly on the history of hosiery, how to put on tights, how to care for your hosiery, figuring out sizing for the various types, etc. Rather nice of them to provide this information, wouldn’t you agree?  I’ve not found any other hosiery company that has taken the time to do it, only tips on wear and caring but usually quite brief.  Thank you, Filodoro!