Collégien’s story is one of a family, a village and an invaluable skill. The Guilles have been running their hosiery factory for over a century in Briatexte, a small village in southwest France. In 1947, Robert created the Collégien brand and, with his brother Alain, invented the injection of a flexible rubber sole into a sock: the sock-sock was born! In 2007, Olivier Guille, CEO of today and great-grandson of the founder, revamped this iconic object and made it a globally appreciated accessory, thanks to its design, its bright colors and its comfort. The fifth generation family business, which employs 120 people, has a strong heritage, which includes values such as: a standard of excellence, integrity, respect for the person, loyalty, customer service and a strong work ethic.