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Chris Bevin joins Nester Hosiery to lead brands and licenses.

January 11, 2022

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Michael Collin
Pale Morning Media

Mt. Airy, NC

Nester Hosiery, a leading U.S. manufacturer of performance merino wool socks and parent of Farm to Feet socks, has added Chris Bevin to its executive team as Senior Vice President of Brands and Licenses.

“We are putting considerable resources behind each of our established business channels as we position ourselves for considerable growth in 2022 and beyond,” said Kelly Nester, Nester Hosiery CEO. “Adding Chris to our team is a big step in our strategic growth plan as he brings a wealth of industry and brand building expertise.”

Bevin has 30 years of industry experience in manufacturing and retail sides of the business.  He joined Balega in 2005, helped establish the brand as a leader in the performance sock category, and ultimately was President of the business from 2009 through 2015.  He transitioned to Implus when it acquired Balega in 2015 and went on to oversee independent retail sales for multiple Implus brands.

“The team they have in place, together with its production and operational expertise, has Farm to Feet well positioned to be the premier wool sock brand and Nester Hosiery the go to licensing partner for premium, performance brands,” said Bevin.

Nester Hosiery branded and licensed product areas will report up to Bevin including Ariat, Keen Footwear, and Woolrich licensed brands and Nester’s Farm to Feet brand.   

About Nester Hosiery
Nester Hosiery designs and manufactures the most innovative socks in the world. The company is based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where it is an important employer and economic driver for the area. Nester Hosiery is a key manufacturer in the outdoor industry, operating state-of-the-art knitting, finishing, and packaging equipment to make premium outdoor performance socks for leading outdoor brands and retailers as well as under its own Farm to Feet brand.  Customers value the company’s superior manufacturing capabilities as well as its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.  Learn more at and