Model: Sarah Widdowson.
Images by Monochrome Set Photography
Gio is a British hosiery house providing luxury fully fashioned stockings made by hand. Jeannette Fearing at Gio answered some of our questions.
*This interview/pictorial was featured in issue #12 of Sinical Magazine. Print copies can be purchased here.
Sinical Magazine: When was Gio first established?
Jeannette Fearing: Gio as a brand has been established for over 30 years.
Sinical Magazine: Where is the Gio factory currently based in?
Jeannette Fearing: We’re in deepest darkest Derbyshire with dedicated Derbyshire staff.
Sinical Magazine: Can you explain the basic process of producing fully fashioned stockings?
Jeannette Fearing: The stockings are knitted on 30 head flat bed original Reading machines so 30 legs are knitted at a time. Each leg is seamed with the unique finishing hole in the welt and then paired ready for dye. Once dyed they are steamed on Heliot finishing machines then packed ready for despatch.
Sinical Magazine: What is the appeal of full fashioned stockings to you?
Jeannette Fearing: It’s the uniqueness and feel of the product which are a touch of luxury.
Sinical Magazine: What seperates Gio nylons from other hosiery brands?
Jeannette Fearing: Gio’s are produced on original Reading flat bed machines and our quality is second to none.
Sinical Magazine: On your website you offer Cuban Heel, Point Heel, RHT, etc. Is there a specific type of stockings that people prefer over the others?
Jeannette Fearing: Cuban heel is the most popular but Point heel (or European Point) is a very close second best seller.
Model: Sarah Widdowson.
Sinical Magazine: Why do you think there has been a resurgence in the pinup and fetish modeling scenes?
Jeannette Fearing: The glamour of the 1950’s styles has seen a resurgence of the stockings market and fully fashioned seamed are at the pinnacle of that glamour.
Sinical Magazine: Who are some of your favorite models that have worn Gio stockings in photos?
Jeannette Fearing: There are too many to mention, all our models look amazing and enjoy wearing Gio’s.
Model: Bekikuu Cyberette.
Sinical Magazine: Do you have any new products planned for 2014 that you would like to mention?
Jeannette Fearing: We are developing two further heel styles and are hoping to introduce more in the lingerie range we currently offer.
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