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Chunky soft handknit socks in 100% wool at a special introductory price.
These limited-edition, truly special socks are handknitted in Mongolia by Enkhe, the wonderful mother of our friend Khorloo. Enkhe knits these gorgeous socks by hand in her home, using sheep and camel wool from animals raised by nomadic herders in Mongolia.
These socks are super special and should be treated with love. See below for more on how to give them their best life.
Although the wool used cannot be officially certified, the animals that produce it are raised in a manner that is both organic and sustainable. There are no fences in Mongolia, animals live relatively cruelty-free. They have free range in the wilderness all their lives unless there is a snowstorm and they huddle in around the pen.
This wool is not mass-produced. The sheep aren't raised for their wool, so wool production is marginal, and the amount available is dependent on variable conditions. Nomadic people often hand shear the animals rather than use mechanised shearing tools so they can leave some wool on the sheep to keep the animal safe from cold snaps in spring.
Wool feels comfortable and dry, even when you sweat. It can absorb a lot of humidity (up to 33% of its dry weight).
Colours: Tobacco, Natural
Sizes: XS-S (36-39), M (40-41), L (42-43), XL (44-46)
Brand: Enkhe’s Socks
Designed in: Mongolia
Origin of fibre: Mongolia
Country of manufacture: Hand knitted in Mongolia
Certifications: No official certifications - please see above for more details
Fabric structure: 100% wool
100% Biodegradable: Yes
Machine Washable: No
Care: Air between uses, only wash when required, gentle handwash with wool wash only
More about 100% wool socks. These socks are made from 100% unprocessed wool and are Handwash only. Best to air your socks for three days if you feel they need a wash. We recommend washing every 6 weeks. Alternate with another pair so you don’t wear them continuously, they need a break! They don’t have any nylon in them so with lots of wear the wool will start to wear down and then it’s time to reinforce them or mend any holes that are starting to develop, like in days of old. Because you don’t need to wash them very often, handwashing them doesn’t take too long and will save them from washing machine mishaps.