I needed some new black socks and so I Googled ‘ethical socks UK’.
Lots of sites came up.
I hate pairing socks so I only want to buy plain black ones from now on. For ethical reasons I don’t buy from Amazon. This narrowed my choice and I decided on The Sock Shop.
On the same day my Smol laundry detergent arrived by post – another attempt at being green and ethical in my purchases.
SOCKS – The good:
made with bamboo, not cotton
they came in paper packaging
They came with plastic hooks
They were made in China (I should have checked this out before I bought them)
I wrote to the company and got this reply
Hi Sandra, Thanks for your feedback. We try to make our socks as environmentally friendly as possible and we appreciate your feedback regarding this. I shall pass on this feedback to the relevant department.
Kind regards, Rebecca, SOCKSHOP
You might be tempted to suggest I knit or crochet my own, but making socks has never appealed. I do admire those I see, but I really don’t think I will ever make any.
For those of you who love handknitted socks you might be interested in this site KDD&Co
If you know of any ethical, environmentally friendly, plain black socks that are not made in China please let me know. 🙂
EDIT: A friend has told me about the compnay ‘Cambridge Baby’ and I contacted them. Their socks are made in Germany using organic cotton and wool, I ordered 2 pairs and I am very pleased with them.(no plastic used in the packaging)