We did it.
We did what they (U.S. pantyhose manufacturers) all said couldn’t be done. Yet, here they are: The NewAct IV, featuring all the design parameters we tried in 2014.
Well, all those U.S. pantyhose manufacturers actually were right. No one here could make my design (100 percent nylon, completely sheer-to-waist, with a one-stitch design for evenness in color and fabric from waist to toe, and with no reinforced areas).
But our friends in China can. And they did. We provided the design parameters and they made New Act IV exactly as requested the first time.
When we first launched the original Act IV in March 2014, we had made them in that design, but they were so delicate, they would run upon first putting them on.
Now, 2 years and a month later, we are launching NewAct IV, only this time, they passed some Ninja Warrior-like testing, and they simply do not run. I tested the very first samples and wore the same pair five days in a row (yes, I washed them between wears), and even I was surprised at how well they held up.
Then, some of our professional models and a few of our favorite customers tested them. Everyone found the same thing — NewAct IV just don’t run. So we made many thousands of them. We began manufacturing them in November 2015 and now in April 2016, after traveling by sea, air and roads to get here, after passing through customs, and our paying import fees and taxes seemingly at every turn, the NewAct IV are here for you.
I thought about just keeping the name, Act IV, but everything about these pantyhose are new. Yes, my design concept is the same, but everything is done differently. After all the NewAct IV have gone through, they deserve their own identity.
I want to thank all those on our team who worked so hard to make this happen, including Joe, Deb, David, and our new VP, Lin Lin (Rosemary).
Mostly, I want to thank our thousands of loyal customers who waited these 2 years, but kept in touch, letting us know they would wait. Many of them encouraged us and asked us not to give up. So many of you maintained such a positive demeanor, it kept us motivated the whole way.
For all of you, NewAct IV are here. Enjoy and ActSensuous.