Our Process

VIM & VIGR strives to be a leader in innovation, providing our customers with the best products available (and finding new solutions for products not yet on the market!). Since day one, we’ve held ourselves to the highest standards and continually take pride in delivering high-quality and durable graduated compression socks. With stylish solutions for everyday wellness, VIM & VIGR is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

VIM & VIGR Our Process Page

Why Taiwan?

As one of the earliest fashionable compression sock brands, VIM & VIGR wanted to find a manufacturer with state of the art technology who could make graduated compression socks in four different fabrics. Taiwan was a clear choice with its international reputation for making quality, technical products and as one of the world’s leading manufacturer of graduated compression.

When VIM & VIGR began in 2013, we partnered with a Taiwanese manufacturing company that quickly exceeded our expectations. The company is owned and operated by a local Taiwanese family that’s been making graduated compression socks for over 45 years. Through the generations, their family has passed down and perfected the manufacturing process, making them experts in the field. As a family-owned and operated business, they remain dedicated to caring for their employees. We have great confidence in our partners and enjoy visiting them to review the manufacturing process first-hand. Watch this video to see the journey of a VIM & VIGR sock.

Custom-Blended Yarn

The process to make a pair of VIM & VIGR socks is extensive. Once the design concept is finalized, it takes fifteen months for actual products to make their way onto our customers’ legs. Using medical-grade technological machinery and a method known as circular knitting, each pair of our socks takes approximately 20 minutes to make.

We custom blend the yarns for each of our four fabrics to ensure each pair of socks is of the highest quality and will keep our customers’ legs happy for a long time. Our blends are not standard but are specifically chosen to ensure accurate compression levels and the highest level of comfort. This custom blending is what makes our products so soft and flexible, inspiring you to wear them every day!

Revolutionizing the Compression Sock

VIM & VIGR Circle Knitting Process
VIM VIGR Stretch Test

As a leader in our market, we are always looking for new ways to guarantee our product is second to none. To ensure you receive an outstanding product every time, we invest in rigorous quality control, consistent new styles launches in four distinct fabrics, and ongoing partnerships with vascular surgeons and vein clinics.

Quality Control: Tested & Trusted

We’re confident in the quality of our work — and we want you to be too. Our extensive quality control process ensures consistency in each pair of our socks. When we receive a new shipment at our headquarters, the sizing and compression level of each batch is tested by hand. Each sock is measured and stretched to ensure it is the correct measurement for its size. Using a Pico Press, we measure the compression level to ensure that the correct mmHg (millimeters per mercury) is being detected in the right area of each sock. For our everyday compression, we are testing for 15 and 20 mmHg and for the medical grade compression, 20 and 30 mmHg. With this rigorous testing in place, our socks are listed with the Food and Drug Administration. We are proud to stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Why VIM & VIGR?

As one of the original fashion-forward compression legwear brands, we have honed our process and taken the time to develop a product we are proud to share with our customers. Our team is committed to creating and wearing VIM & VIGR products, because we have seen the amazing results firsthand. And we want you to experience it, too!

Therapeutic Threads

Using integrally knit graduated compression, our socks apply therapeutic pressure that starts at the ankle and gradually eases above. By squeezing the leg from the bottom up, our legwear can help increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs.

How they Work

VIM VIGR Therapeutic Pressure

VIM VIGR Oxygenated Blood

Functional Fabrics

Most of our sock drawers contain a variety of fabrics, colors and styles. Our founder Michelle Huie wanted to replicate this as much as possible, which is why VIM & VIGR provides four different fabric options. We choose a variety of high-quality fabrics to provide year-round options for any lifestyle.

Fabric Collections

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% 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: 83% Moisture-wick polyester/17% Nylon

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
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex
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.