For over five decades, Beernaert has manufactured socks in Belgium, and amassed an impressive portfolio of subsidiaries. One such brand is Local Roots, sold in department stores across Europe. Because their craftsmanship and quality is legendary, Beernaert also manufactures products for other companies as well (private label). Today, INS and Beernaert are partners: INS designs products for the Japanese market, while Beernaert manufactures these products at their Belgium facilities.