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Sock maker expands lineup and designs

August 19, 2016
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ACEL compression socks
Rockford-based ACEL uses digital printing to design some of its compression socks. Courtesy ACEL

A local maker of compression socks is rolling out new products and a range of new designs.

ACEL in Rockford, which makes medical-grade activity socks, said this month that it is now offering compression socks in three different styles: over the calf, crew and ankle.

Each style will be offered in three sock weights, optimized for the season and activity: thermal, all season and thin skin. ACEL will also offer a compression calf sleeve in thin skin.

The company said it has several other products in development.


ACEL will also roll out hundreds of new design options, “catering to different markets and customer preferences," due to its new digital printing capabilities, which allow for the production of new designs at a “much faster rate.”

"We're all different types of people, and we have different tastes, styles and preferences," said Tom Klein, co-founder of ACEL. "This is especially true when we look across different active and outdoor markets."

The company will continue to offer new designs created through traditional weaving as well.

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