Thursday, 23 February 2012

Where everything starts

Several times we discussed about how fundamental it is the yarn selected for production when talking about the quality of a sock.
Everything is starting from this step : selection of the correct yarn and quality control of the same.
We have suppliers working in patnership with us always looking for the best quality and performance.
Every season we select new yarns, we test them, and when we are 100% sure about, we add to our collection.

Image from the Cariaggi web site

Of course the base of our production it is Egyptian cotton, but we are doing a big volume of sales also in finest fibers such cashmere, cashmere and silk, wool and silk and Super 140's wool.
We are trying to give to our consumers the always the best quality and always looking for better.
Very important is it the count of the yarn (in previous posts you can find information about what it is and why it is important).

Friday, 17 February 2012

Good luck

We all need good luck for this 2012. We want to give our little help and we presented these "good luck" socks for the next Winter 2012 collection. They will be available in the stores starting from July.
The "good luck" socks
Three symbols meaning good luck in Italy (don't know if it is the same for other Countries) embroidered on our 90% cotton 10% spandex Unica collection. Some fun for our younger (maybe not only them) fans.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Information for the final consumers

Since mostly of the time our hosiery is sized, it is very important the final consumers select the right size when buying our socks. That's why we indicated all the shoe/sock sizes on the tag.

As we already mentioned on this blog, there is a big confusion on the interantional sizes, as you have American shoes' sizes, European shoes' sizes, European socks' sizes and the Small/Medium/Large..
It is a kind of jungle.
Sock size it is actually in iches. For example size 11 means 11 inches from the heel to the toe.
It is quite strange, but only few people knows it at the moment of the purchase.
On the tag you can find of course all the international information about the care of the product.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Production department

Having a well organized and clean production department it is the base for a quality product. We moved in the factory where we are today in 2000. To keep the quality standards we have to update yearly our machines range and spending money and time in manteinance.

All our machines are produced in Italy and most of the time we "customized" them due to a cooperation between the suppliers and our production people, in order to obtain the best knitting and quality.
To preserve the health of the people working in the production department, the section is air-conditioned, as the temperature, special during Summer, can reach very high levels, due to the engines running.
We have a special collecting line, where all the waste is going, in order to be sent to a Company specialized in recycling it.