The history and making of Holeproof Hosiery

Better Hosiery: The story of Holeproof

Carl Freschl began experimenting with hosiery in his family store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1872. Moving his operation to Milwaukee soon after, Freschl's company grew rapidly and became known for its high-quality, light, and durable hose. This booklet traces not only the development of Holeproof Hosiery, but also the place of hosiery in world history.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Holeproof Hosiery Company
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis.: Holeproof Hosiery Company, 1924. (pamphlet 57-555)
Citation: "Better Hosiery: The story of Holeproof." (Milwaukee, Wis.: Holeproof Hosiery Company, 1924); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 2/3/2023