It was in Leicestershire in 1882 that the first HJ Hall sock was produced, and, since then, the business has boomed.
John Hall, the founder, was brought up in a farming community, and it was important to him to serve and give back to them. He wanted to create warm, long-lasting hose that would do a farmer proud. John was so well known for his honesty that it not only earned him the respect of those around him, but gave him the nickname, ‘Honest John’. Thus, this began the HJ Hall name.
Today, HJ Hall still have specialised products for the agricultural and shooting sectors, but also produce socks that can be used for a range of outdoor activities. Their ProTrek line provided the ultimate comfort and wear when worn by team Polar Horizon in 2007 during the toughest race in the world, “The Polar Race”. Despite travelling 350 miles across the arctic, team Polar Horizon were the only team not to get any blisters.
It is such innovative and creative designs from HJ Hall which has led them to building partnerships with British celebrities, such as adventurer Ben Fogle and Dragon Den’s Peter Jones. HJ Hall are continually thinking up ways to advance their sock designs further, whilst ensuring that anything that bears their name has the honest spirit that began it all.