Our Story

Sporting Traditions is our tag line.  To us, Sporting Traditions means time outdoors, hunting or fishing with friends and family. Some of the traditions that bring me the most joy are Labor Day dove hunting, opening weekend at our deer camp, annual fishing trips, & our yearly duck hunts after Christmas. These are some of the traditions that bring me the most joy.

Your traditions may be different.  Your favorite family traditions may be pig pickin’s, oyster roasts, the yearly summer vacation at the coast, or time spent at the family farm.  Some of your fondest memories may be going to football games in the fall or playing golf on the weekends with your Dad.

Sporting is also defined as “to wear or display”.  Whatever your traditions may be, Brown Dog will help you “sport” them in a refined manner.

To our company, Traditions are a throwback to when things were actually made in the United States.  Our part of the country is rich in textile heritage.  Today our area’s textile industry is vastly different than it was a generation ago.  We’re committed to continuing this textile tradition, to employ those in our community, invest in state-of-the-art equipment, and prove a U.S. hosiery company can thrive and compete with anyone in the world.

We hope you’ll support us and join in Sporting Traditions.

God Bless,
Callum Brown, co-founder of Brown Dog Hosiery Co.

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4

Get to Know our Cotton

Brown Dog Hosiery socks are made from 100% American Grown Cotton and manufactured in the great state of North Carolina.  Our casual dress socks are made of ring-spun combed cotton grown in the Southeast United States.

After harvesting, our cotton is baled and then transported to Thomasville, NC where it is cleaned, spun and combed. From the spinner, the clean cotton travels to Belmont, NC to be bleached and dyed to match our Brown Dog colors.  The dyed yarn is then prepped and backwound onto cones for delivery to our Wilson Brown knitting facility, located in Haw River, NC. Your favorite Brown Dog styles are brought to life in Haw River, where they are knit by expert technicians, and finished and packaged right next door.  Fun facts; it takes 4 minutes to knit one Brown Dog sock and our total manufacturing supply chain is a mere 126 miles through the state of North Carolina.


Finally, Brown Dog socks arrive in our warehouse, ready to be shipped to our favorite customers!

Wilson Brown Sock Company is dedicated to American manufacturing.  It is our mission to provide opportunities, strengthen families and share the good news.