Handknitted wool socks
A cozy winter day is not complete without a pair of traditional thick, wool socks! Having warm feet is the best remedy against a runny nose or a sleepless night.
- Fair Trade – hand-knitted in Europe
- Breathable and antibacterial properties
- Enviromental friendly material
Hand-knitted with love in Europe
We don’t own a factory and don’t outsource our production to cheap labor countries. Instead we produce our products in cooperation with artisans from Europe and pay them fairly. This way we can ensure the highest quality of our products and bring back the appreciation for time-honored, traditional crafts. We believe that during the crafting process the energy of the maker is transferred to the product. Therefore, our handmade socks will bring health and happiness to their wearer!
Sustainably produced wool
The wool for ours comes from a small family farm in Latvia and is processed in an environmentally and animal friendly way. The yarn is not chemically treated, but washed with salt and therefore still contains the maximum amount of lanolin (wool wax), which maximizes the healing, self-cleaning and warming effects of wool. Only natural dies are used.
Is wool a sustainable material?
Because sheep fleece regrow every year, wool is considered one of the most sustainable fibers for clothing. In comparison to cotton which severely degrades the soil quality, and bamboo which needs to be heavily chemically processed, wool requires less chemical processing and energy to make it into fiber. Towards the end of the wool products life, it can be recycled or composted (if it was not processed with harsh chemicals and dies).
How to care for your wool socks?
Washing wool socks often is actually not necessary as wool naturally has self-cleaning properties. The protein in wool fights bacteria that have less chance to develop and produce an unpleasant odor. Wool also contains wool grease (lanolin), which prevents water and dirt from penetrating into the fiber. The wool even repels it! By washing the wool, we decrease the amount of the helpful linolin. Just handing your socks in open air works wonders!
If you do want to wash your socks, use a wool wash or gentle cycle at 30ºC degrees.A wool wash program allows the temperature of the water to rise and fall slowly, which prevents the wool from “scaring” and shrinking.
Preferably use a detergent for wool.
- Wash at 30 ºC
- Do not use a dryer
- Do not iron
- Never use bleach