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Weird Facts about L’eggs®
Sheer Energy® Panty Hose

  • The brand-name “L’eggs” is a clever combination of the words legs and eggs, with an apostrophe added to make the wordplay idiot-proof.
  • At the 1939 World's Fair, Dupont introduced nylon stockings to the world. On May 15, 1940, they were available in stores. Nineteen years later, Glen Raven Mills of North Carolina introduced panty hose, eventually developing a seamless model just in time for the advent of the miniskirt in 1965.
  • In 1970, Hanes creatively packaged panty hose in plastic eggs in supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores—places where they had never been available before. Sheer Energy was introduced in 1973 as the first L’eggs panty hose made with sheer spandex yarn.
  • In 1991, L’eggs replaced the plastic egg with a cardboard package to reduce waste. While the plastic eggs were recyclable and used for arts-and-crafts projects, the new box, using 38 percent less material and made from recycled paper, allows 33 percent more containers to fit into the store-display rack and is still rounded at the top like an egg.
  • In the 1970s, when Peter Lynch, the most successful money manager in America, noticed his wife Carolyn bringing L’eggs panty hose home from the supermarket, his Fidelity Magellan fund bought stock in Hanes. The value of its shares rose nearly 600 percent.
  • L’eggs supported the women of the 1994 and 1996 United States Olympic Teams.
  • L’eggs is the best-selling panty hose in America.
  • 97 percent of all supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores inthe United States carry L’eggs panty hose.
Copyright © 1995- Joey Green. "L’eggs" and "Sheer Energy" are registered trademarks of Sara Lee Corp.
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