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About Renfro Corporation

For those who tend to misplace their socks, Renfro can foot the bill. The company designs and manufacturers hundreds of styles of socks and legwear products and markets them in North America through department stores, specialty stores, and e-commerce sites. Renfro's products are sold under several brands, including Carhartt, Fruit of the Loom, Dr. Scholl's, Copper Sole, Polo, Work King, and Wrangler, among others. The company also sells its owns brands, K. Bell and Hot Sox. The clothing company's customers include well-known retailers such as Costco, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Target, and Wal-Mart.


Renfro specializes in developing, making, and marketing socks under its own brands, including K. Bell and Hot Sox, and via private label for others. It licenses Fruit of the Loom, Dr. Scholl's, Ralph Lauren, Cooper Sole, Wrangler, and Carhartt.

Geographic Reach

North Carolina-based Renfro makes and distributes socks from its facilities in five US states, Canada, Mexico, India, Pakistan, and China. It operates sales offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sales and Marketing

Renfro serves some of the world's biggest retailer, including Wal-Mart, Kmart, Macy's, Costco, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Target, among others.


With the fashionable return of Sperry Top-Siders to wardrobes, Renfro is expanding beyond its iconic loafers to a number of items, including socks. The company will be making men's and women's socks under the Sperry brand. This comes on top of recent editions from Richlu (Canadian brands Tough Ducks and Work King under license) and Fruit of the Loom (Renfro purchased Fruit of the Loom maker DeSoto Mills).

Renfro has a licensing agreement with New Balance Athletic Shoe to design, manufacture, and market new lines of New Balance socks as well as manufacture the brand's current lines.

Company Background

The company was founded in 1921.

Renfro Corporation

661 Linville Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030-3101
Phone: 1 (336) 719-8000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chief Operating Officer: Mike Bowman
Chief Financial Officer: David Denkins
President and CEO: Stan Jewell
Employees (This Location): 350
Employees (All Locations): 4,200

Major Office Locations

Mount Airy, NC

Other Locations

Fort Payne, AL
Bentonville, AR
Mount Airy, NC
Clinton, SC
Cleveland, TN