Born in 2009, CHUP socks are inspired by the patterns of various indigenous tribes from around the globe.
HOGAN: The Navajo people, who live in the dry Arizona desert, where the river carves through the land over eons. They lived in “hogans”, the traditional dwelling that protected them from the harsh dryness and occasional sandstorm. These socks are an expression of the textured landscape of the Arizona desert.
SEIN: The small knit items Estonia, passed down through the ages. These can be seen on the “wall of knits” in the older parts of Talinn, with rich colors practically pulled from fairy tales. “Sein” is Estonian for “wall”. These socks are an expression of the colorful knits that adorn that wall in Talinn.
Each sock is woven to the highest quality through a stocking frame machine, whilst paying utmost care and attention to details on colour and design. The machines used are a traditional low gauge stocking frame machine. On average, a single machine only produces 20-25 pairs a day. Each pair is hand-linked at the toes for a seamless finish. A master craftsman carefully inspect all finished products, to guarantee socks manufactured to an impeccable quality.
These socks use Dralon cotton yarn, a cotton and acrylic mix yarn. Cotton by itself tends to result in socks that gradually become rougher and stiffer over many washes and wears. Acrylic is a good material for socks, as it brings and maintains softness. Some other features of Dralon cotton: hypo-allergenic, easy to clean, quick-drying and odor-resistant.