Therafirm is a brand of USA-made compression hosiery that was developed by Parke Davis back in the early 1950’s. This was about the same time that the iconic “Supp-hose” brand became a household-name. Therafirm has changed owners several times over the past five decades, and was most recently purchased by Knit-Rite, Inc. in 2000. BrightLife Direct actually began as an offshoot of Therafirm right before it was purchased.
Located in Kansas City, KS, Knit-Rite set a goal of modernizing the brand, and improving the quality of it’s products. Knit-Rite brings almost a century of manufacturing experience to the new Therafirm, and the brand has been ascending ever since.
Knit-Rite invested heavily in people, production capacity, quality control systems, and product development. In fact, the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Carolina was just this past June.
Therafirm offers an extensive line of support stockings for both men and women. Their Core-Spun support stockings (which can accommodated calf sizes up to 25 1/2″) and SmartKnit diabetic socks are perennial best-sellers. BrightLife Direct is very happy to again carry the complete Therafirm line.
Here’s a peek inside their new manufacturing facility. The most sophisticated (and expensive!) knitting machinery in the world, turning nylon and spandex into compression stockings.
By: Pete@BrightLife Direct