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5 OF THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY SOCKS

So you’ve started to take steps towards living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. You may have even started making some changes in your home and the food you are buying, but what about the clothes, and the socks, that you are wearing?

Most of use don’t realise that what we wear on our back, or our feet, contribute a huge amount to the environment. Even putting aside the manufacturing techniques and the ethics of the factories that produce them, clothes made from made-made fibres like polyester is actually a plastic product. That’s right, plastic! This means that each time you wash your clothes (especially if you wash at a high temperature), the plastic is melting and slowly releasing tiny plastic particles into our water. These particles can’t be filtered out so eventually this plastic ends up in our oceans.

We’ve got a solution for you – socks made from recycled or organic materials, made with sustainable manufacturing methods in sustainable environments. And we think their designs and price tags look pretty good too. So take a step in the right direction towards saving the planet and our oceans with these eco-friendly sock brands.

5 OF THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY SOCKS:


Boody

Boody Eco Wear socks are uniquely crafted from sustainably grown bamboo viscose which gives a luxuriously-soft feel. These socks are proven to not only keep you cool and comfortable, but the material is also breathable and odor-resistant.

Bamboo is great for the environment as it’s plantations produce 30% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees and absorb more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.

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Conscious Step

Keep your tootsies cozy and donate to charity with a pair of Conscious Step socks.

Conscious step work with some of the leading not-for-profit organisations to give to causes which help to save dogs, feed children, fight poverty, give books, end hunger, treat malaria and plant trees. Made with organic cotton and sustainable manufacturing methods, you can buy your design depending on which non-profit you would like your donation to be sent to.

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Allbirds

Certified B Corp brand Allbirds use renewable materials to make all their socks such as eucalyptus tree fiber and ZQ Merino wool.

The recycled materials they use, combined with the brands dedication to buying offsets means that their products are carbon neutral.

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Organic Basics

Organic Basics socks are (as you may imagine) made from soft GOTS certified organic cotton and are treated with Polygiene® to stay fresh.

All of Organic Basics manufactured in ethical working conditions and each product can be traced back to the factory via their online shop. We love these vintage look tennis socks.

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Tentree

For each item bought at Tentree, the brand will plant ten trees.

All of their socks are made from recycled polyester, equivalent to 3 recycled plastic bottles. These socks are designed with comfort, warmth, function and of course sustainability in mind when you shop online each product displays an ‘eco-log’, so you can be reassured in the impact your purchase is making.

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