History

Richelieu Legwear, founded in 1934 by the Simard family in Sorel Quebec, has grown into a leader in the legwear industry. Our focus on innovation, product quality and customer service has given us the competitive edge in a crowded field.  In 2014, Richelieu Legwear was rebranded as PEDS® Legwear to align its corporate vision with its central brand.

We take enormous pride in providing consumers with top-notch legwear at accessible prices.

PEDS® Legwear provides great brands, superior merchandising, customer service, logistics, and best-in-class production in the field of legwear. We place the utmost value on acting with integrity while working with our factories, our customers, employees and consumers. Maintaining a focus of reliability and honor, we strive to improve in all facets of our work each day.

PEDS® Legwear has offices in Montreal (Québec) and Hildebran (North Carolina).

Original Richelieu Hosiery Factory building in Sorel, 1934

 

 

 

 

Original Richelieu Hosiery Factory building in Sorel, 1934

Company stamp from Richelieu Associated companies (Somerset Hosiery Plessiville Products – sock/tights)

Company stamp from Richelieu Associated companies (Somerset Hosiery Plessiville Products – sock/tights)

Single Cylinder Scott/Williams seamless sock knitting machine, 1925 on display in Montreal Head Office

Single Cylinder Scott/Williams seamless sock knitting machine, 1925 on display in Montreal Head Office

Somerset Hosiery purchased, 1961

Somerset Hosiery purchased, 1961

Signing contract leasing space at Place Bonaventure merchandise Mart. Richelieu was the first tenant in the building.

Signing contract leasing space at Place Bonaventure merchandise Mart. Richelieu was the first tenant in the building.

Dollar Shipment Ledger

Dollar Shipment Ledger

Collins Sales Agency and Richelieu management celebrating sales exceeding 1 million dollars, 1968

Collins Sales Agency and Richelieu management celebrating sales exceeding 1 million dollars, 1968

Notarial seals from Richelieu Associated companies (Somerset Hosiery Plessiville Products – sock/tights)

Notarial seals from Richelieu Associated companies (Somerset Hosiery Plessiville Products – sock/tights)

Original ledger with Tricot Richelieu Inc. company stamp, 1939

Original ledger with Tricot Richelieu Inc. company stamp, 1939

Artisan Carved wood decorative designed frames installed in Place Bonaventure’s office, 1967 on display in Montreal Head Office

Artisan Carved wood decorative designed frames installed in Place Bonaventure’s office, 1967 on display in Montreal Head Office

Old paid bonds issued by Neuville, December 24th, 1964.

Old paid bonds issued by Neuville, December 24th, 1964.