Sustainable Ethical Socks 2022

Sustainable Ethical Socks

The list below is edited selection of all the companies I’ve come across over the years and found while researching this article. 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 article 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 article 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 €€)


Looky Socks (Ireland: % of organic cotton varies and is blended with elastane and/or polymide & 2% elastane, made in Europe, they offer a discount code when worn out socks are returned to them, €€)

Nah store (Ireland: Tie dyed, 87% of organic cotton blended with 12% elastane & 1% elastane, made in Europe)

Boody (Australia: 80% organic bamboo, OEKO-TEX certified, closed-loop manufacturing, made in China, available through health stores in Ireland, €)

Peau Ethique (France: 98% organic cotton, made in a SA8000 (fair conditions) factory in India, available through website, € – €€).

Wituka (Spain: 85% of organic cotton blended with 12% elastane & 3% elastane, made in Portugal)

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, €€)

Living Crafts (Germany – 98% organic cotton, vegan, made using wind-powered factories with as few chemicals as possible, available to buy from website and UK etailer By Nature, €-€€.)

Blutsgeschwister (Germany – 98% organic cotton, 2% elastane, made in Fairwear accredited factories in Portugal. available to buy from website €€)

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, € – €€)

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, €€€)

Thunders Love (Spain: 90% recycled cotton, made in Spain in family workshops, €€€€)

Healthy Seas (Holland: 70% GOTS organic cotton and 28% recycled nylon from marine waste, Fair Wear member, available from website and the Sock Shop, €€)

Ostrich Pillow – Compression socks (Spain: 50% bamboo, 25% recycled polyester, 10% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, Oeko-Tex Standard 100, carbon offsetting of products through Pachama, €€€€)

Rifó (Italy – 95% recycled cashmere and 5% recycled wool, made in Italy, available from website €€€€€€€€)

Teko for Life (UK: 98% recycled polyester salvaged from marine waste, €€€€)

Arvin Goods (USA: 92% recycled cotton and polyester, made in China, available from UK websites Union Clothing, Working Class Hero’s and Parasol Store

Lifetime Guarantee

Rockay (See above)

Darn Tough (USA: 45 – 65% wool, made in USA, available from Buy Me Once in UK, €€€€)


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 article Where to Buy

Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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