BBS Hosiery, Inc. is a family owned and operated company, founded in 1988 by Bill Birkett. Bill has been working in this market since the early 1980's and takes pride in bringing you the best value and quality possible for your money.
For over 25 years we have specialized in sport specific socks, manufacturing and distributing to the large retailers. In October of 2008 we moved our distribution center to Dayton, Ohio. With this move, our focus shifted from providing your typical run-of-the-mill product to manufacturing goods of quality a step above our competitors. Our first line of high-end sports socks was EcoSox, sport socks manufactured of viscose from bamboo. At the time we were attempting to develop top-quality athletic socks in an eco-friendly manner using bamboo. With plans to sell to small mom and pop shops and boutiques, we had no idea how quickly EcoSox was going to take off. Not soon after the development of the Ecosox program, founder Bill Birket was hardly able to contain his excitement when quoted by a local newspaper saying...
Words can’t express my excitement about the EcoSox program. In my 25 plus years in the hosiery business, this is the best performance sock I have ever worked with. We take pride that our bamboo socks are better for the environment and we provide our customers a sock that is more durable and offers better performance than your average sports sock.
Stop by the warehouse outlet to pick up some socks and you might find owner Bill Birkett behind his desk typing away at his laptop computer, finding domestic factories and making sure our quality continues to be a notch above the rest. In between consuming multiple pots of coffee, part-owner and CEO Joe will be hard at work to keep Ecosox on top of trends within the hosiery market. Sara, the other part-owner and sole sales rep might be here too if she isn't out visiting one of our local retailers. There is no corporate office with an outsourced phone line so if you have a question or comment, give us a call. We will be happy to help and will try our best to answer any questions you might have. As our brand continues to grow, our company still strives to provide first-rate customer service and the best socks on the market.
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Also, check out this newspaper article about us here!