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Visit of the Kindy socks factory
Industrial tourism is booming today. Take this opportunity to enter the universe of the Kindy socks factory located in Moliens in the Oise (60)!
Do you remember the slogan of the Kindy brand “Socks don’t hide anymore!” », Heard for many years? You know this little piece of clothing worn by many French people that the priests were proud to show in an advertising spot!
But do you know how they are made, what industrial process is used for the shape of the foot? To find out about all the production stages, book the guided tour of this emblematic site of French production. An original and fun way to enter this captivating universe that allows you to discover all its secrets.
Explore a historic site!
A short story….
The family business Bloquert-Davesne, rue des Bonnetiers has existed since 1863. Originally, in this factory built in red bricks, hundreds of women workers made hats, knitwear, scarves and socks by hand.
It was not until 1966 that Jean-Yves BLOQUERT changed his name to create the Kindy brand (contraction of the Kennedy name), marketed his textiles in large and medium distribution and became a real fashion accessory for children and adults alike. the big ones. The famous slogan was born in 1970.
From 80 to 90, the Kindy factory innovates and will experience incredible growth! It became the French leader in the manufacture of socks and obtained several licenses – Walt Disney, Asterix, Adidas, etc – which allowed it to climb in notoriety and expand its sales internationally. The plant even went public in 1994.
This success will not last, the Kindy company would begin to live through difficult times as soon as China entered the world competition organization in 2001 and thereafter, despite the strategies put in place to increase the figure. business suffered a considerable decline in 2016.
The Kindy factory escaped the worst when it threatened to close its doors in 2017. Two entrepreneurs Thierry Carpentier and Salih Halassi could not imagine seeing this French symbol disappear and saved this industry from the sock of disaster. The passion that drives these partners has allowed the company to recover.
Today, the company is doing well and the Kindy factory has decided to open its doors to the public in order to discover these prestigious places, its history, unparalleled craftsmanship, and everything behind the manufacturing of these mythical socks.
Industrial tourism at the Kindy sock factory: Keep in mind that behind every pair of socks, men and women help bring us quality products. For some of them, it is a family affair, in fact, grandparents and/or parents went to work in this factory every day.
More and more groups of friends, families, associations, communities, companies are attracted by the concept of industrial visit or tourism of economic discovery, why not you? At the end of this course, you will no longer see the socks in the same way!
Official site: www.kindy.fr