Products from DillySocks
Swiss design - sustainably produced in Portugal
More color in everyday life – That's what the founders of the colored sock labels DillySocks 2013 to turn the world of feet and socks upside down. They are three friends who grew up together in Zurich and have known us for ages. The idea came about during a short trip together in 2012. Inspired by the colorful impressions of this trip, the vision arose to make the world more colorful with everyday accessories. To this day, the colorful impressions are an important part of the product. We have been following this idea since the beginning and are constantly creating unusual pieces of jewelry for the feet. The unique patterns of the collector's items, inspired by the colors and shapes of everyday life, are designed and created in Switzerland – Stylish, fashionable, but still colorful and cheeky. Each pair represents a statement for a more colorful world!
At DillySocks we not only attach great importance to uniqueness, but also to wearing comfort, quality and sustainability. Each pair is lovingly produced by a family business in Portugal from high-quality ORGANIC cotton with Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This company is now being run by the second generation and has been able to consolidate its position as a specialist in sock production during this time. Minimum wages in Portugal were raised again just last year. Since for us sustainability is not just limited to minimizing the environmental impact, but we also see a social component in it, we fully supported this despite the increase in the production price.
We have developed further in the area of packaging in particular, where we see the greatest potential for sustainability. From autumn 2019, in addition to the paper tags, which are already made from recycled paper, only PLA bags will be used instead of conventional plastic bags. The bags made of polylactic acid can be composted and generate up to 60% less CO₂ emissions in the manufacturing process. In addition, our hooks are pressed from production and food leftovers and are also biodegradable.
Although we have not yet achieved the goal of making the whole world more colorful in a sustainable way, we are very keen to work towards this goal step by step with collaborations and innovations; to come here.