The fibers are chosen with great care. Whether it be natural fibers like wool and cotton, or synthetic materials like nylon and acrylic, and up to the most updated innovations in the industry like polypropylene, Fine COOL and spandex, our standards remain the same… no compromising on the quality of our products.
Characteristics: biodegradable, breathable, resilient*, elastic,
versatile and thermo-insulating.
Advantages: socks made with wool keep
feet dry by repelling moisture; wool can absorb up to
a third of its weight in water without losing its warm
quality. Wool has been known for centuries as the warmest
of fabrics; it doesn’t stick to skin, and provides
unequaled softness and comfort.
with long, soft fibres; it has never been manufactured
or blended with other wools of different quality.
from merino sheep, this wool is softer than most, and
its fibre is smaller in diameter.
silky and shiny wool, it comes from the first shearing
of lambs under the age of one year.
Origins of Duray
Characteristics: soft and breathable fibre that absorbs moisture.
Advantage: combined to wool’s
natural qualities, cotton adds to its softness.
Characteristics: soft, light and fast-drying, its fibre takes
well to dyeing.
Advantages: often compared to wool,
acrylic adds softness and helps keep feet dry.
Characteristic: hydrophobic non-absorbent fibre (the only
one that floats on water).
Advantages: with its incomparable
wicking ability, polypropylene practically expels water
from the fibre, keeping feet dry.
Characteristics : soft and breathable
Advantages : quick adsorption and fast drying. Easy care.
Advantages: adding spandex to other
fibres makes socks spring back to their original shape,
preventing sagging and providing an easy fit for different
Advantages: when added to another
fibre, nylon assures resistance and durability, especially
if both fibres are knitted together. Duray uses nylon
throughout the entire sock for extra long wear.
Types of nylon used:
Crude nylon fibres blended directly with wool
before carding to obtain a continuous yarn.
Nylon thread knitted with wool when manufacturing
What it is: a chemical
process applied to Duray socks after washing.
What it does: prevents shrinkage despite numerous machine
washings and dryings.
Washing tips: to
ensure long wear to your socks and prevent pilling,
• turn your socks inside out before washing
• always wash in warm water
• do not bleach
• tumble-dry at low heat
• use fabric softener
*Resilient: Wool fibres
are made up of numerous coiled springs, giving wool
fabrics the ability to coil back to their original shape
even after being folded, crushed or stretched. Wool
can be stretched by as much as 40% and still regain
its original shape. Furthermore, these coil-springed
fibres retain warmth.