The Story Behind Our Best-Selling Italian Cotton Socks

Italian-foothillsIn 2002 we were sourcing Italian manufacturers for the finest, softest, and most luxurious compression stocking we could find. The foothills region of the snowy Italian Alps is renowned for producing some of the finest and most expensive fabrics in the world.  We toured many small, family-owned hosiery and knitting companies until we came across exactly what we were looking for.  Premium medical-grade garments made from exceptionally soft, long staple cotton, with just the right amount of Elastane (spandex) to provide true medical graduated compression.  For more than a dozen years BrightLife has been the sole importer of these socks to the United States.

We have yet to find another sock that offers the same combination of compression, quality and comfort.   We now carry two compression levels, the Swing is “firm” and the Samba is “extra firm”.   Almost immediately, these socks became the best-sellers in the BrightLife Direct catalog of compression garments.  The biggest problem we now face is keeping them in stock!  We’ve just received a shipment in five unisex sizes with a color choice of black, brown, grey, navy and beige.

The Swing and Samba knee-highs are refined and lightly-ribbed.  They are both sporty and elegant at the same time.  The premium materials make them especially easy to put on and the super-soft top band keeps them in place all day.  Because these socks are classified as a “medical device”, they have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

If you haven’t tried the Swing or the Samba, all we can say is “do yourself the favor!”