Necessity is the mother of invention. The Sealskinz brand has been born out of a necessity to adventure outdoors regardless of the weather. Sealskinz have believed this for over 20 years since they were inspired by the inventor of the television John Logie Baird. He had developed his own waterproof socks in 1914 to better cope with his poor circulation living in Scotland. Since 1996 Sealskinz have been growing steadily, expanding from socks to accommodate all extremities, including gloves and hats.