The list below is edited selection of all the companies I’ve come across over the years and found while researching this post. I left out companies that don’t have Europe based retailers or etailers.
I’ve also omitted providers of bamboo fibre socks, except for one; Boody. You can read exactly why I don’t rate bamboo in my post on Sustainable Ethical Fabrics and Fibres
I’ve organise the listing under headings that most likely match most readers objectives; organic, recycled, and / or with a lifetime guarantee. If I’ve missed any out please let me know. This post is dedicated to Íde and her search for sustainable socks!
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Kerry Woollen Mills (Ireland: 100% wool, using some Irish wool, undyed, made in Ireland, processed using eco-sensitive methods €€)
Boody (Australia: 80% organic bamboo, OEKO-TEX certified, closed-loop manufacturing, made in China, available through health stores in Ireland, €)
Jollie Socks (UK: 80-92% organic cotton, take-back service for end-of-life socks, one pair donated for every pair bought, made in Portugal, available through website or through UK social enterprise website Big Issue, €€€)
Unisock (UK: 90% organic cotton, made in a family-run factory in Portugal, available through website, €€)
Lucy & Yak (UK: 75% organic cotton, made in small factories in India paying fair wages, can buy in their store in Brighton, UK or directly from their website, € – €€)
Peau Ethique (France: 98% organic cotton, made in a SA8000 (fair conditions) factory in India, available through website, € – €€).
Organic Basics (Denmark – 80% GOTS organic cotton, vegan, company uses recycled plastic mailers, made in Turkey, Available from website, € – €€)
A-dam (Holland – 84% GOTS organic cotton and recycled marine waste, Available from website, €€)
Nudie Jeans (Sweden – 75 – 90% organic cotton, made in Portugal, available from website, €€)
Conscious Step (America: 75% GOTS certified organic cotton, Fairtrade, Vegan, 1% planet member, one pair donated for every pair bought, made in India, available from UK websites Union Clothing and Trouva, €€€)
Dedoles (eco range) (Hungary: 80% Recycled Cotton, heavily involved in tree planting, made in Turkey, available through their Irish website €€)
Rockay (Denmark & USA:100% recycled content, some from marine waste, sports, lifetime guarantee, made in Europe, available through website, €€€)
Teko for Life (UK: 98% recycled polyester salvaged from marine waste, €€€€)
Thunders Love (Spain: 90% recycled cotton, made in Spain in family workshops, €€€€)
Rockay (See above)
Socko (UK – wool / nylon, made in UK, from deadstock (existing) fibre that would otherwise have gone to waste, €€€€
Thanks for Reading
PS – If you want to find out where to buy other items check out my post Where to Buy