Following the recapitalization, which closed on June 9, the Nester family retained a major stake in the company. Additionally, several Nester Hosiery senior managers joined the company’s ownership group.
Nester Hosiery currently produces socks for more than two dozen leading brands and retailers, and holds the sock license for both the Woolrich brand and Rocky Brands’ divisions of Rocky Outdoor, Georgia Boot and Durango.
The company was originally founded in 1993 and based in Mt. Airy. N.C. In 2013 it launched Farm to Feet, which is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers.
“The team at Aiglon values the strength of our domestic manufacturing and sees great potential in Farm to Feet,” said Kelly Nester, Nester Hosiery CEO (pictured). “This investment gives us the resources to expand our capabilities and build on our private label and branded businesses.”
“We are excited to be working with the Nester family to continue growing the business and facilitating its expansion,” noted Richard Griffin, Managing Partner at Aiglon. “This is our first investment from our North Carolina value fund, and we could not be happier to be partnering with a very impressive management team.”