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Horizon Leisure Products Limited was founded in 1999 by Russell. J. Brown & Matt Forward. Having both worked in the sports, ski & outdoor markets they resolved one Christmas Eve to start their own company and to specialise in the production of socks.

Horizon started off with trainer liners and a range of sports socks for the summer of ’99, quickly followed by a range of ski socks which sold out that winter. Horizon built on the success of that first year by introducing walking socks, cricket socks and equestrian socks. This quickly established Horizon as a quality brand amongst the independent retailers.


As the Horizon range increased and the distribution became more widespread so did Horizon’s reputation for making quality socks. Soon Horizon was teaming up with established, world renown brands who wanted distribution in the UK. It wasn’t long before major brands, department stores & high street retail chains came to Horizon for help developing their own bespoke sock ranges. Many of these collaborations have continued to this day and still make a significant contribution to the company’s performance and development.


The quality of Horizon socks has now spread far and wide and are distributed and sold in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Russia & Greece. Every year the company attends the OutDoor trade show in Freidrichshafen, Germany to meet existing and new customers & distributors.

A move in to fashion & leisure socks has been a natural progression following the work Horizon has done as a commercial partner for the Help for Heroes charity. The company now offers over 100 different fashion sock designs and is regularly commissioned to make special lines and promotional gifts for major corporations and events.

In 2015 we had already seen a major re-launch for the cricket sock, racket sock and outdoor sock ranges, with the Primaloft Merino wool blend range being the real stand-out development where technical socks are concerned.

Horizon is the name behind the socks of many of Britain’s best known walking, skiing and leisure brands. We bring to the production of these range the experience gathered from focusing on the production of socks to the exclusion of all else.

We’ve got your feet covered.


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