Monday, 31 December 2012

Socks to wear for the end of the year's Party ?

We already posted about our 100% organzino silk socks. Now it's time to use them ! If you will wear a Smoking or Tuxedo for the end of the year night, what better than our pure silk socks ?
They will keep your feet warm too, as the silk is mantaining the body tempereture, but nothing can be compared to the brightness, elegance and "dandism" of a pair of silk socks !
Happy 2013 !!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas

And now it's almost time to stop for a while and think about the important things of life.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The "soft hand" of cashmere

Cashmere yarn is today well know for its peculiarity : softness, warmth, comfort. But there is cashmere and cashmere, as for the wine. Talking about Italian red wine doesn't mean that is for sure a good one, just because it is Italian.
One thing is worth to know it is that a soft hand at the moment of the purchasing is not necessarly meaning high quality. There are several ways of washing the cashmere in order to obtain a softer hand, but if the quality of cashmere is not good, the hand will be very good, but the strength of the fiber will be compromised.
Washing the cashmere during a process called "follatura" it is a process producing a softer hand extracting the fiber; it is a kind of "pre-aging" of the thread and of course more this process is taken to extreme, more the fiber is damaged and will stand less time.
So sometime the best quality of cashmere has at the beginning a rougher hand, but in washing the yarn becomes richer and more silkier with each wash  and it's standing longer.
Of course there are also different kind of thickness of the cashmere, 2/28.000, 2/58.000 (once more 2/28.000 means there are 28.000 meters of thread in one kilo, twisted in 2 ply) and different kind of knitting..

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Finally Winter Time

Finally cold arrived and now it's time for some heavy socks. Most of our machines are finest gauges (216-240-260 needles), but we have also argyles machines and heavy gauges machines.
Best sellers for this season were the heavy wool and heavy cashmere blends socks.

Heavy Merino Australian wool socks
Those socks are made on the oldest machines we have in the factory. Process of setting up a new design on these machines, has to be completly made by hands and require long time, but the result is stunning, as you can see in the picture.
We are not missing the "classic" basic, ribbed socks.
Basic heavy wool socks
Available both for men and women.
So...keep your feet warm !