'How It's Made' Features a Look at How SIGVARIS Compression Products Are Made
Peachtree City, GA
Have you ever wondered how compression socks are made? This week, the Science Channel will feature SIGVARIS on the popular How It's Made television show on Dec. 19 at 9:30 p.m., Dec. 20 at 12:30 a.m., Dec. 21 at 4:30 a.m. and Dec. 26 at 10:30 p.m.
Viewers who tune in to the show will take a walk behind the scenes for a unique look at how compression socks and hosiery are made.
"People who tour our manufacturing facility are often amazed by how much takes place behind the scenes to develop our garments," says Michael Leonard, product development manager for North America. "We are excited to show America the steps taken to create our products which, not only look fashionable, but also, offer health benefits."
Socks and hosiery that feature graduated compression are designed to be tightest at the ankle and decrease in pressure going up the legs. Graduated Compression garments help improve circulation and revive tire, achy legs. They also help with the treatment and prevention of varicose veins. SIGVARIS offers three categories of products: SIGVARIS MEDICAL, SIGVARIS WELL BEING and SIGVARIS SPORTS.
SIGVARIS believes in creating quality products and each product begins in research and development where product ideas are created and the finest yarns are selected. Next, test products are knitted, and the products are worn by a panel of wear testers to check for a proper fit. Finally, the final version of the products are knitted, dyed and tested to ensure that the compression levels are accurate as stated on the product packaging.
The majority of the garments sold in the United States and Canada are manufactured at the facility in Peachtree City, Ga. SIGVARIS is a global leader in the compression industry and has been manufacturing compression garments for more than 60 years. To learn more, visit: http://www.sigvarisusa.com and watch SIGVARIS on the "How It's Made" television show.
SIGVARIS North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders. SIGVARIS product lines include: SIGVARIS MEDICAL, SIGVARIS WELL BEING and SIGVARIS SPORTS. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit http://www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS is a registered trademark of SIGVARIS AG, CH-9014 St. Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.