The quality and durability of our socks have taken precedence since day one. This is still the case. But so is minimising the environmental impact of the materials that we use. We have started to introduce more sustainable fibres into our collections and source even more responsible, premium yarns:
Scottish Lisle Cotton
Scottish Lisle cotton is obtained by mercerising the yarn, which strengthens the fibres and minimises the risk of shrinkage. This significantly increases the durability of our socks, helping the colours last wear after wear and ultimately minimising textile waste and energy usage.
Certified organic cotton is grown without using pesticides and fertilisers, ensuring that its cultivation and harvesting does not damage the land’s biodiversity, biological cycles and soil. The absence of harmful pesticides also protects the health of both farmers and consumers.
80% of organic cotton crops are grown in rain-fed farms which do not use irrigation, so they require much less blue water from lakes and rivers.
Lyocell is a very clever synthetic material that comes from renewable wood sources. It is as close to a no-compromise wonder material as you can get, which is why we chose it for our debut collection of boxer briefs. It is created using a closed-loop production process, which doesn’t create any harmful by-products that get released in the environment once the process is finished. It is importantly a quick and simple to create, meaning less energy and resources are used to make it.
This material is obtained by melting down existing plastic products – typically plastic bottles – and re-spinning the material into a new polyester fibre. Its production requires some energy and water in order to recycle the plastic products into new fibres, but the overall amount of resources required for this process is significantly lower than the resources used to obtain virgin polyester, reducing its carbon footprint. Additionally, using rPET helps keep plastics in a closed loop system, reducing the amount of plastic that goes to landfill and keeping them out of the oceans and rivers.