Elder® Hosiery Mills, Inc. was founded by the Elder family in 1919 as a greige goods knitting mill. Today, the business is still owned by the Elders and is managed by the brothers John and Delos Elder, Jr. Each has over twenty years of hosiery experience.
Over the past 30 years, Elder has developed the capacity and reputation as a manufacturer of heavyweight thermal socks. Elder Hosiery Mills has been instrumental in developing several thermal styles in conjunction with the Army Research Department for military use and has passed their rigorous testing and inspection procedures. Elder has made socks for many national brands over the past 50 years including BVD®, Fruit of the Loom®, Keds®, Dickies®, Esquire®, Wells Lamont®, Field and Stream®, Burlington®, Jeffries®, Legale®, and Street Slouch®, to name just a few.