CM Socks received the golden medal at the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV), relative to the Innovation Prize with their Prevent Sprain socks, whose function is quite self-explanatory, and is patented in 143 countries.
Developed in collaboration with Escola Superior de Saúde do Porto, the Prevent Sprain socks are reinforced on the ligaments particularly sensitive areas, and besides preventing sprains, they also reduce muscle fatigue and provide stability and comfort to the foot.
“Among the more than 100 countries, six medals were awarded and one of them came to Portugal. The stakes were high, so receiving this award was an honour for us”, revealed Carlos Maia, the owner of the company, in the photo accompanied by the Cuban Minister for External Trade, Rodrigo Malmierca.
Based in Famalicão, CM Socks makes approximately 26 million pairs of socks annually, and will register a turnover of 14 million in 2019, a million more than in 2018.
Founded in 1995 by Carlos Maia, the company suffered a revolution in 2017, when it dropped the production of basic socks in order to focus on more technical and high-quality products, such as seamless socks and other health-related products.