Burhose formed after the amalgamation of various hosiery companies that existed in the early 1980’s.
During the space of a couple of years, Sara Lee International went on an acquisition trail and purchased all of the above companies. This later set in motion a process of closures and amalgamations. By December 1998, only two divisions, Golden Girl and Burhose, remained in operation.
In 1999 Sara Lee International made the decision to divest itself of its hosiery operations in South Africa. A local management buy-out took place and ARWA (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd was formed on 1 January 2000.
ARWA (PTY) Ltd is an equal opportunity company that is involved with social upliftment and government incentive programmes. ARWA has a policy of drawing its employees from the local communities for each of its divisions as a social commitment to these communities.
The workforce is unionised and the company is involved with skills development and training of employees. The company provides opportunities for training at recognised institutions, as well as providing in-house and on the job training for its workforce.
The company is a government-approved company that is participating in the export programme promoted by the Department of Trade and Industry.
The capacity exists for various denier pantyhose in nylon, torque and elastane in a variety of sizes and colours, as well as Knee Hi’s and Anklets.
Products can be produced in greige or dyed form and packed according to the customer’s specifications.
THE BURHOSE GUARANTEE
We are very proud of our products and we want you to feel the same way. That's why every product carries a guarantee. If your hosiery is not in perfect condition when removed from the pack, please return it with your name and address details to: Burhose, P O Box 520, Brackenfell, 7561 or contact our Customer Care Department on tel. 021 980 1000 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will gladly send you a replacement pair.
Please note that the guarantee does not cover snags, runs or other damage caused by normal wear.