While designing and trialling socks for the fire brigade market, Genelle Coghlan, Managing Director of specialist textile manufacturer Colan Australia, noticed a fungal infection cleared-up on her foot.
Genelle was wearing socks that contained METIS Fibre, which she knew had non-flammable properties, but was unaware of its full potential.
After weeks of wearing the socks, without washing them, Genelle’s feet felt better and didn’t smell. When she stopped wearing the socks, the fungal infection returned.
Genelle was so surprised, she tested the socks at an independent laboratory, where it was confirmed the METIS Fibre had unique, inherent properties of being antifungal, antimicrobial and non-flammable.
METIS Fibre was first developed in the UK in the 70s and forgotton. After 30 years of laying dormant, Genelle Coghlan re-discovered the fibre and its ability to treat foot odour and skin disorders.
From this discovery the Akeso Sock range was born. The world’s first sock to combine comfort with antifungal, antimicrobial and non-flammable properties.