One of the first purchases I made on my sustainable living journey was new socks.
To be honest, I hadn’t bought new socks in probably a year because I wear mine until they are absolutely threadbare and beyond salvaging. But I’m now at the point where they all look a bit terrible (understatement), so I treated myself and bought new socks a little earlier than usual so that these are on hand for when my current socks need replacing.
I decided to buy from MAiK London because the designs are original, the socks are made in a family run factory in France, and the yarn for the socks is spin in Portugal using only eco-friendly pigments. Which made me feel reassured that this purchase wouldn’t be contributing to water pollution.
And while these socks aren’t a single fiber product that will be recyclable at the end of its life, at least the start of their life isn’t harming our water and is supporting quality craftsmanship.
I bought these socks myself during a discount promotion at £8 per pair, which is more expensive than a pack at M&S but roughly the same price as the full price individual pairs at TopShop, but they feel very soft, sturdy, and don’t slip down when I wear them. When I have the need, I’d happily re-purchase from MAiK.
What are your favourite independent brands for socks? Any suggestions of where else to shop? Let’s talk in the comments!
Much love, Katie xo