Burlington: men's socks & women's socks with diamond pattern
The German premium brand Burlington is especially known for socks with a British argyle pattern. In our shop you can order selected men's socks and women's socks with the stylish diamonds. In addition to patterned socks, Burlington also offers plain, single models and socks with stripes. All socks from the German premium brand feature a metal clip with the company logo, which guarantees originality and quality. Burlington made the socks from high-quality cotton or virgin wool. The soft material is complemented by some polyamide and elastane, which makes the socks particularly comfortable to wear and keeps them in shape for longer. The materials used carry the strict Oeko Tex® 100 certificate. So, you can be sure that no substances harmful to the skin were used in the production of the socks.
About the brand Burlington
Burlington is a German manufacturer of premium socks, which are especially known for the British argyle pattern. The Falke Group acquired the licence to distribute the socks in Europe in 2008. The owner of the trademark rights for Burlington is the American textile manufacturer International Textile Group (ITG).
The company was originally founded in 1923 in Burlington in North Carolina in the USA as Burlington Industries. In 1968, the production of high-quality socks was started in a carpet factory in Schopfheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany; the factory belonged to the Burlington Industries group. In 1975, socks with the characteristic diamond pattern were produced for the first time in Schopfheim and were successfully sold in Germany and later in Europe. 1928, the division that manufactured socks was sold by Burlington Industries. The sock manufacturer in Shopfheim renamed itself Arlington Socks GmbH & Co. KG and acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the Burlington brand, except the market in the USA. Burlington awarded the licence to sell socks in the US market to the textile manufacturer Kayser-Roth, who still holds it today. In addition to the striking check pattern, a small round metal clip is characteristic of the brand's men's socks and women's socks. As demand for Burlington socks declined in the late 1980s, the group also offered men's and women's outerwear with designs based on the well-known socks.
Falke and Burlington
In 2008, the Westphalian textile manufacturer Falke from Schmallenberg in the Sauerland region secured the rights to distribute Burlington socks. Falke acquired the rights for the markets EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Australia and South America. In 2009, the British designer James Buckley was hired as head of design for Burlington and Falke socks and apparel. Buckley developed designs for women's hosiery (knee-highs, socks, tights, leggings) and men's hosiery (socks, knee-highs). In addition, Burlington's range was expanded to include knitwear (jumpers, slipovers, cardigans), polo shirts and T-shirts. The well-known argyle pattern characteristic of Burlington was also taken up in the outerwear. In December 2014, Falke decided that from the 2015 summer collection onwards there would only be socks and knee-highs and socks from Burlington and that outerwear would be discontinued.