Legwear sales are trending up, but the market is feeling the economic pinch from rising energy and materials costs, particularly because of the dominance of synthetic fabrics in the product.
Manufacturers are focusing on innovative ways to absorb the higher expenses without passing them on to customers. In some cases, companies are looking to bring production that moved overseas back to the U.S. to trim costs.
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