Renfro Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, merchandising and selling of legwear products in North America and selected international markets.
The company provides and continuously innovates a full line of branded and private-label sock products. It licenses an extensive list of leading brands including Fruit of the Loom; Dr. Scholl’s; Ralph Lauren/Lauren Polo; New Balance; Copper Sole; Wrangler and Carhartt. It owns brands including K. Bell and Hot Sox.
Since its founding as Renfro Hosiery Mills in 1921, Renfro has grown from a small domestic manufacturer with 25 employees to a category front-runner with 5,500 employees worldwide. It has pioneered such efforts as the standardization of sock sizes, and the use of copper technology to make anti-microbial socks. Today, one in every five pairs of socks sold in the United States is likely to have been manufactured by Renfro.
Renfro is headquartered in Mount Airy, N.C. and has many locations worldwide. Its associates can be found in manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States (Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina) and in China, Pakistan, Canada, and Mexico. Sales offices are located in North Carolina, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and The Netherlands.
Renfro’s success formula and consistent growth are rooted in strong core values and a commitment to providing the best quality, service and value to consumers and customers. The company’s respected name, integrity, and innovation have fostered solid, trusted relationships with the world’s biggest retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kmart, Macy’s, Costco, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Target, to name a few. It is considered the category captain by several retailers.
Renfro uses proprietary consumer research that fine-tunes consumer needs and allows the company to create superior sock products sought after by people everywhere. It contains costs and maintains reliability through expert technology, flexible distribution, and continuous improvement practices.
The culture at Renfro embraces respect, inclusion, and development for associates. The company sponsors a comprehensive employee wellness program that promotes a culture of awareness about health and fitness and gives employees tools and incentives to accomplish wellness goals.
Renfro exercises environmental stewardship with continuous sustainability initiatives and demonstrates its concern for the earth’s resources through many projects such as corporate tree-plantings, installing energy-efficient roofing and developing environmentally friendly consumer products made with materials including bamboo, organic cotton, and recycled yarn.
Renfro supports the communities in which it operates, including providing financial support and facilitating the participation of its associates in causes including United Fund, United Way, American Red Cross and in support of disaster relief efforts around the world. In addition, the Renfro Humanitarian Foundation funnels employee contributions to relief efforts for natural disasters and to other areas of need.