Gassol: A Catalan Textile Company
Gassol is a Catalan textile company with more than 110 years of experience in the manufacture and distribution of garments designed to protect and beautify the legs and feet of men and women around the world. Gassol’s priority objective is to provide effective “care of the feet” of all those people who suffer from disorders in the extremities as a consequence of a high degree of diabetes. Gassol’s contribution to the community has been the presentation of socks designed specifically to be used by people with diabetes.
Gassol’s product effectively combines a new manufacturing concept that avoids any type of internal chafing of the foot with the use of ductile materials that provide the essential comfort and softness to improve user satisfaction in a matter as essential as foot care.
These garments that have already been tested by hundreds of people in the American market are now available in Spain and can be purchased directly via the Internet. The care of delicate feet now has a practical and comfortable solution.
All our products are made with “Dura Spun Acrylic” and special fibers of the highest quality. We develop products with magnificent results and great acceptance, that is why people who suffer from diabetes trust us.
Recognized by the Spanish Federation of Diabetes
According to the world health organization (WHO), there are more than 300 million people with diabetes in the world and by 2035. This figure is estimated to almost double to more than 592 million according to the estimate of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
In Spain, diabetes affects about 6 million people, and more than half are still unaware that they suffer from this disease. 13.8% of Spaniards over 18 years of age have type 2 diabetes, which is equivalent to more than 5.3 million people. Of these, almost 3 million were already diagnosed but 2.3 million, 43% of the total, were unaware that they had the disease.
The Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE), as the official organization that brings together all the Spanish Diabetic Associations, has recognized our products and authorized the inclusion of their logo in our communication.
The Diabetic Foot
The feet are a very sensitive part of the body for diabetics as injuries to the blood vessels in the feet can cause tissue injuries because diabetes causes less blood and oxygen to reach the feet. Therefore, small sores or breaks in the skin can turn into deep skin ulcers. Even giving rise to the amputation of fingers or the affected limb, it can also cause damage to the nerves by reducing sensitivity to pain without being perceived until well advanced in the injury.
Apart from the different complications that the disease presents in people with diabetes, it should be noted that it is responsible for 7 out of 10 non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities, (Spain is the second country behind the US with the most amputations for this reason) 70% of inferior amputations are due to this disease.
After several studies in collaboration with doctors and diabetic associations and through the application of new techniques for the production and use of hygroscopic fibers with a spongy touch, we present socks specially designed for people with diabetes.
Over the last few years we have focused on the study and development of new products designed especially to obtain substantial improvements in the quality of life of people with diabetes.
“Our contribution has been the presentation to the diabetic community of socks designed specifically to be used by people with this disease.”
The Federation of Spanish Diabetics “FEDE” as an organization that brings together all the Spanish Diabetic Associations has recognized our products and authorized the inclusion of their logo in our communication.
Our sock also meets the necessary “safe product” requirements and has been assigned the National Code by the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists as a product for sale in Parapharmacy. The code is 155516.8
- Anti-microbial: To avoid infections.
- Expels moisture out: Keeping feet dry and eliminating the formation of blisters and ulcers.
- Designed for a perfect fit: It does not squeeze, which allows to maintain better circulation, avoiding swelling and annoying blisters.
- Seamless: Avoid leaving marks on the skin, offering maximum comfort during use.
- Maximum softness and comfort: Smooth fabric with a soft texture that prevents friction with the shoe and keeps your feet comfortable throughout the day.
Manufacturas Antonio Gassol, sl manufactures, commercializes and exports socks, panty hose and women full-length and knee-length stocking. The Company also produces and sells narrow fabrics of cotton and manmade fibers. Its two plants are located in Mataro (Barcelona) and Salt (Gerona).
Manufacturas Antonio Gassol, sl
Valencia, 93 Pral. 1º
08029 – Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 323 63 22
Mail: [email protected]