The Culture We've Created - A Celebration of 5 Years

September 26, 2018 5 Comments

The Culture We've Created - A Celebration of 5 Years

Dear VIM & VIGR Family,

It’s hard to believe it’s already been FIVE years since VIM & VIGR began. What started as a dream fueled by my own search for stylish compression socks has grown into a thriving company that has touched thousands of lives with our one-of-a-kind product. What a journey it has been!

This has been the most exciting year yet. We saw our socks featured on CNN Travel, the View and Good Morning America. Last month, we were listed as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies. Not only did we make the list, but we ranked #875 out of 5000! Seeing our three-year growth rate of 575% on paper affirmed the thrilling whirlwind the last few years have been. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

The past year has brought many new faces to our company – bright, driven individuals who share a passion for providing everyday wellness through our compression legwear – but more than that, teammates who energize one another with new ideas and big thinking. We are better because of each and every one of these talented colleagues.

With a growing team, we’ve been able expand our product line, bringing new options – like our MOVE compression sleeves – to the market and telling the story of everyday wellness in fun and creative ways. What started as a handful of colorful socks has transformed into a whole catalog full of legwear – from men’s to women’s, cotton to merino wool, sleeves to tights.

As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we wanted to share a glimpse behind the scenes – into the culture, people and community that make VIM & VIGR an amazing place to work and create. Together, this team is committed to bringing you – our tremendous customers, cheerleaders and advocates - innovative compression legwear and unmatched style for years to come. 

You make what we do worth it. Your stories - of developing healthy habits, of achieving new goals, of experiencing less pain and swelling after a long day at work – drive us to be the best that we can be. Thanks for embarking on this journey of everyday wellness with us. We can’t wait to see where this year takes us!

Best,

Michelle Huie

Founder, VIM & VIGR

 





5 Responses

Lynn Donaldson-Vermillion
Lynn Donaldson-Vermillion

October 09, 2018

HOW did I not hear about you sooner? I live in Livingston & just learned about you in an article in New York Magazine. Cute, colorful socks make me HAPPY! 🌈 I am THRILLED to see that you’re a Montana company. Ya’ll are adorable and I look forward to being an avid customer. Congrats on 5 years!

Jeanne Rothenbuecher
Jeanne Rothenbuecher

October 09, 2018

Mary—I’ve got plenty of grey hair—not sure why it doesn’t show in the photo. I’ve been married 38 yrs. I have 2 daughters who are older than most of the V&V team and I have a 4 1/2 yr granddaughter—-so you’re in good company! So glad you and your family have benefited from our amazing socks. Check us out on Oct 8, we’ll be one of the products featured on ABC, “The View”.

Becky
Becky

October 04, 2018

I truly love these socks. I have had trouble finding sock that will fit my wide calf legs! You answered my dream of having socks that fit and are very comfortable. I love the variety of socks and you have made me slip out of my comfort zone with all the neat colors and designs. I highly recommend these socks to everyone who will listen.

mary mcbride
mary mcbride

October 04, 2018

Wish I’d seen at least one gray hair on the team! You’ve changed our world too as we need the support all the time and you know how ugly the “flesh” tone stockings are! When I work camo stockings on Christmas morning, my 26 year old grandson said “Nice legs, Grandma!” My heart soared. I give them as gifts to friends and this Christmas, eveyone in the family is getting a pair!

Charleen Volk
Charleen Volk

October 04, 2018

First of all, I can’t believe it’s been five years since Michelle’s idea became a reality! So much has been accomplished in that time by a very dedicated, motivated, innovative young woman who truly epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit! The products continue to be amazing, but more than that the staff of young innovators who truly love and support their workplace and it’s challenges is a wonderful endorsement of Michelle and her vision! 🧦

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.