CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hipstik Legwear, LLC, a business specializing in size-inclusive and comfort-first, low-rise tights and pantyhose, is proud to announce national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Greater Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
"For decades, products for women have been designed by men. Hosiery products on the market have been uncomfortably designed to control, squeeze and promote slenderizing with unrealistic sizing measures. As a professional businesswoman, I found this disturbing and wanted to be a change maker. Women-owned certification is a powerful statement, because I believe that products developed by women are best suited to meet women's real needs and desires," says Laura McGuire, founder and CEO of Hipstik.
WBENC's national standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women's Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
About Hipstik Legwear, LLC Launched in 2016 by a woman, Hipstik Legwear's products, low-rise tights and pantyhose, are poised to change longstanding perceptions of uncomfortable hosiery by tackling the biggest complaints: comfort, size and fit. Hipstik revolutionizes the standard sizing paradigm in the category by using a body shape sizing method. Hipstik empowers women to be comfortable while stylish. The product is made in the USA in North Carolina. The company holds national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise. For more information, visit www.hipstiks.com or download the Press Kit here.
About WBENC Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation's leader in women's business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women's Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.