Sigvaris began as a Swiss dress & fabric shop in 1877 by a family called Ganzoni. One of the family sons (Werner Ganzoni) headed up the Swiss business while a brother (Paul) opened a shop in France. In 1924, they opened their own production company in Saint Louis (a European town bordering Germany & Switzerland) & in 1926 they reinvented themselves with finer rubber yarns & wider elastic fabrics. This latter transition yielded belts, suspenders, socks, stockings & stocking suspenders. In 1928, Ganzoni purchased a stitching company in St. Gallen, Switzerland. After several uncertain years due to WW I & II, in 1947 a son (Peter), took over business. In 1961, the first medical compression stocking based on latex was introduced under the name “Sigvaris.” The elastic band-weaving portion of business was sold & a concentrated effort was placed on medical compression stockings in order to stay afloat. Medical compression proved to be their best asset, & they have continued to expand not only in Europe but overseas as well.
Sigvaris manufacturers four categories of compression which include medical, well-being, sports & arm sleeves. Their focus is primarily on venous disorders but venous disorders can develop into lymphedema, so their compression can be beneficial for some lymphedema patients. Their products are ready-made & come in ready-made compression grades. For more information regarding Sigvaris & their products, visit: http://www.sigvaris.com/usa/en-us.