Do you know about the Therafirm brand?

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.

inside therafirm factoryBy: Pete@BrightLife Direct

The Big and Tall Shop

It”s not easy finding ready-to-wear compression stockings that will fit very large legs. Custom stockings are one option, but they can be prohibitively expensive.  Several compression hosiery manufacturers have recently updated their product sizing to fit more individuals with off the shelf sizing.  Here they are.

Juzo recently introduced MAX sizes in their Dynamic (Varin) line of stockings.  MAX sizes are available in 20-30 and 30-40mmHg knee highs and thigh highs with silicone top-bands.  They will fit an ankle circumference up to 14.75″, a calf up to 26″ and a thigh up to 37″.  Dynamic (Varin) stockings are made of a very durable fabric.  They”re available in three colors, in regular and short lengths, with an open or closed toe.

Therafirm has just updated their Core-Spun sizing.  The Full-Calf is now XX-Large, and all of the calf size ranges have been increased to fit larger legs.  Current wearers should double check the new size chart to confirm your size hasn”t changed.

Farrow Hybrid socks are now available in an X-Large to fit a man”s shoe size of 15, and a woman”s 16.  Hybrid socks only provide compression to the foot and are designed to be worn in conjunction with a FarrowWrap legpiece.

If you”re having trouble finding a ready-to-wear compression solution that will fit, give us a call (1-877-545-8585) or send us an email.  We have a network of therapists around the country that can assist with sizing either a custom stocking or alternative compression garment.

Pete@BrightLife Direct