As of 1 April 2008, FALKE KGaA acquired the Burlington trademark rights.
Franz-Peter and Paul Falke, owners of the FALKE-Group, are very pleased about this important, strategic step, "The Burlington brand fits perfectly into our portfolio because, besides the obvious synergies, we also see enormous potential for development."
Burlington has always been popular because of its traditional argyle design: the diamond pattern with overcheck. But where does it come from? The roots of the Burlington brand can be traced back to Scotland, specifically to the Scottish clans of the early 18th century. Each of these had their own tartans with a special sequence of colours as a distinguishing feature. The Campbell clan, for example, was recognised by its own design known as Black Watch Tartan. It is this very pattern which serves as the basis for the Burlington argyle. Incidentally, our original argyle sock can be recognised by the characteristic Burlington clip.
Today, Burlington is not only famous for its argyle socks, but also for reworking the diamond pattern in a variety of interpretations. This array of patterns is combined with surprising colour combinations, which together create an expressive, modern look. Since 2008, Burlington has belonged to the Falke Group as an independent brand and, with its creativity, it represents people with a youthful lifestyle who want to express their individuality. Thanks to the one-size-fits-all concept, Burlington socks also make the perfect gift.