Spanx, Inc. is an Atlanta, Georgia, based hosiery company founded in 2000 that mainly manufactures footless pantyhose and other undergarments for women, and since 2010 for men. Spanx specializes in 'body shaping' undergarments and bodysuit shapewear, intended to give the wearer a slim and shapely appearance. Florida State University graduate and former Walt Disney World Resort employee Sara Blakely joined local stationery company Danka on graduation, and began selling fax machines door-to-door. In the heat and humidity of Florida, she tried unsuccessfully to find pantyhose that didn't have seamed toes, and that didn't roll up the leg when she cut them. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and secured production run deals with local manufacturers.
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