The Art of Socks!
The history of socks dates back to the days of the cave man, when they used to wrap animal skins on their feet to keep them warm. It was not until the early medieval times when men began to wear knee high “hose” held up with a piece of fabric. Traditionally they were associated with nobility or you’re “standing” in the community, and were sewn or woven by hand. It was not until the 16th century when the knitting machine was invented did socks become “machine made”.
In those days socks were made of wool for the general population, and from silk and cotton for upper classes. They were a status symbol, and it was not until the 20th century did we begin to introduce nylon socks, which made them affordable to everyone. The history of socks is quite intriguing, but the manufacture of fine cotton socks is still an art.
Today there is an array of color, design, shape and quality…socks have become an important fashion statement. Producing high quality fine cotton socks requires the use of only the best yarns and technology. It is this standard that Bonne Maison has adopted in its quest to only offer premium socks that will not only bring an opulent feel to the wearer, but will also be an exciting addition to any wardrobe.
The highest quality cotton is sourced from specific growers in Egypt, after being selected for their consistent ability to supply durable fine yarns. The journey begins in the cotton fields where the cotton is hand-picked, preserving the integrity of the cotton. Hand-picked cotton ensures there is no stress added to the fibers, and this allows a much longer fiber, which in turn creates a thinner yarn.
These high quality yarns are then used to produce fine cotton socks made in France. Bonne Maison, offer an exciting range and amazing selection of designs and color’s to suit the most elegant of foot. Your toes will literally be dancing with joy knowing that only the best cotton is keeping them warm and protected!