December 6, 2013

Filo di Scozia

One of the most popular question about socks, after asking “what does it mean hand linked”, is “what does it mean Filo di Scozia ?”.

Filo di Scozia or Fil d’Ecosse, is not related to the fact the cotton is coming from the beautiful Scotland, but it is related to a special procedure to spin the raw cotton.

The cotton should be extra-long staple,mercerized, gassed, twisted and most important, has to be equal or finest 60/2 Nm (it means 60.000 meters of thread in 1 kg two ply).

It is worth to remember “Filo Scozia” is a trademark.

So pay attention when you buy : a lot of people is promoting to use real Filo Scozia, but really few do it in reality.

Have a look to this VERY clear slide on the official web site :


…and it is Worth to remember one of the certified Companies, Filmar, is our supplier…