Collegien is an iconic brand which shares our own brand values. A family brand through and through, the Guille family have been producing socks in North West France since 1947. Today Olivier Guille, the Great Grandson of the founder, runs the family business.
Why we love Collegien? From the quality and craftsmenship to the beautiful colours and unique details such as the Liberty frill, which makes these socks instantly recognisable as Collegien.
The Guilles have run their hosiery factory for over a century, at Briatexte, a small village in the southwest of France. In 1947, Robert created the Collégien brand and, with his brother Alain, invented the injection of a soft rubber sole in a sock. In 2007, Olivier Guille, today’s CEO and the founder’s great-grandchild, restyled this iconic item and made it a worldwide beloved accessory, thank to its design, vivid colours and comfort.
Here at AliOli Kids, we love Collegien for its strong family roots, it's iconic products such as the ribbed Liberty frill topped socks, the excellent product of the products and the unique vivid colours which are exclusive to Collegien!