Remember the days when socks were proper socks. Made in Britain by gradely folk who knew about British weather and footwear?
Proper socks are the type of socks everyone once bought. Cotton socks, made in the North West of England by highly skilled and experienced weavers. They were breathable, didn’t irritate the skin, were hard wearing and yes had a better blumin carbon footprint than the ones shipped thousands of miles across oceans and sold for a pound or so. Proper socks were made in Britain and were socks to be proud of, socks of quality, distinction and durability!
Many may be saying “but you can’t buy proper socks any more” … well you’d be wrong. Manchester based menswear company Drake and Hutch are bringing proper socks back to a sock draw near you. What’s more these are made from ethically grown cotton and manufactured right here in England by a heritage sock maker, established over 130 years. The sock mill is one of the oldest in the world and has made socks for celebrity feet belonging to Kit Harington, Donald Sutherland and Victoria Beckham.
So what makes a pair of high quality British socks?
High quality British socks obviously need to be made in Britain. Made by highly skilled craftsman using great quality cotton. This combination mixed with some funky bright colours makes for perfect high quality British socks that can be worn any where.
The choice of cotton is an essential ingredient in the making of a great pair of proper socks, these socks from Drake and Hutch are made from high quality ethically grown cotton. Cotton has some great qualities including :-
- Non-allergenic. – This simply means they won’t irritate sensitive skin. The softness of cotton makes for the perfect sock, comfortable to wear all day.
- Dyes really bright – being more or less white in it’s original form cotton takes colours really well, meaning ultra bright and crisp colours.
- Breathable – Got smelly feet, choose cotton socks every time. The cotton fibres wick the moisture away from you body so you aren’t standing in a puddle of sweat all day. With great thermal qualities too cotton socks are warm in winter and cool in the summer.
- Natural and sustainable – given that cotton is an organic crop as opposed to synthetic fibres that use oil and chemicals, cotton is the greener and more sustainable choice for socks. Meaning you can look great and do your bit for the environment too.
Want some high quality British socks?
The Drake and Hutch socks are being launched as part of an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign. This great campaign doesn’t just support British manufacturing and eco-friendlier socks it provides you with a great deal too. Purchase your socks today via the Indiegogo website and receive up to a whopping 50% discount.
All in all this is another Great British company working to bring high quality British made quality products back to the mainstream. Buy British whenever and wherever you can.