Slippers and Socks

Gildan Activewear Acquires Peds Legwear Inc.
July 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Gildan Activewear, Montreal, Quebec, announced yesterday that it signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of equity interest of Peds Legwear Inc. (Peds), a Montreal-based supplier of foot apparel and leg wear products, in a $55 million cash deal. The two companies expect the acquisition to close before the end of August...

Netflix Designed Socks that Pause Your TV When You're Asleep
December 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

In the age of online streaming, it never has been easier to watch our favorite TV shows and movies. Now, thanks to streaming giant Netflix, it never has been easier to pause a show once a viewer falls asleep. Netflix released a design for socks…

Pizza Hut Opens 'Hut Swag' Web Store
December 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

People usually have a favorite pizza place—whether it's a local joint down the street or a big-name chain. Now people who have Pizza Hut on speed dial can show their appreciation for the restaurant with Pizza Hut-branded items, like hats, T-shirts and skateboards. Pizza Hut…

Proforma Employees to Receive Toms this Holiday Season
December 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

As a show of employee appreciation and charitable giving, Cleveland-based Proforma will give every Proforma support center staff member a Toms gift card this holiday season. With every product purchased from Toms, a retailer of shoes, sunglasses, apparel and more, it will help a person in need. “We wanted to not only thank our support team…

Retailers Pay Penalties for Labeling Rayon Textiles as Bamboo
December 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed court orders barring four national retailers— Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Backcountry.com and J.C. Penney—from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as "made of bamboo," and required the companies to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million. According to a press release from the FTC, Bed Bath & Beyond will pay…

Hanesbrands Inc. Donates 200,000 Pairs of Socks to Homeless
December 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., announced the return of its annual sock drive by committing to a donation of 200,000 pairs of socks—building on its total donation of more than 1.5 million pairs since 2009. Socks are the most needed, but least donated, article of clothing at homeless shelters. The socks will be distributed to The…

Smart Socks Act as Your Running Coach
June 26, 2013

Can an actual pair of socks make you a better runner? A Redmond, Washington-based wearable tech firm has developed Sensoria Fitness Socks packed with smart capabilities.

The socks can track a runner's steps, distance, speed and calories. The technology also serves as a "virtual coach", detecting where you land on your feet and how you stride.