“Bamboo in Bloom”
Women’s Novelty Crew Socks Blue
Why we won’t shut up about our bamboo socks?
For those of you who are new to Socksmith, yes, we do make socks out of eco-friendly bamboo
Haven’t heard of bamboo material yet?
Or perhaps you’re familiar with the softer-than cashmere feel of our bamboo socks but haven’t yet deeply researched bamboo fabric yet?
Well then, gird your loins and prepare to be introduced to one of the most magnificent and sustainable materials out there on the modern market!
Bamboo to the rescue!
Although cotton and blends top the sock market, there has been a shift in recent years leaning to bamboo as an alternative
The comfort level can’t be beat, due in part at least to bamboo’s hollow fiber, filled with micro gaps and micro holes
This makes the fabric extremely breathable and keeps your feet dry by wicking moisture away
Even if your feet aren’t weirdly moist, this also means bamboo socks dry super-fast and are great at thermoregulation, which means feet stay cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather
Another bonus? They’re practically static free!
They’re also wrinkle resistant, so say goodbye to all those late nights of tedious sock ironing
The plant itself is its own wonder, with these environmental benefits to its name
The bamboo plant is self-propagating (no need to replant year after year like cotton) and has antimicrobial properties that eliminates any need for pesticide
It’s seldom eaten by insects or bothered by bacteria
It produces almost 35% more oxygen than trees
A plot of bamboo, by this logic, would therefore do more for the earth than a plot of cotton.
Bamboo’s shallow root system prevents soil erosion and enriches it with carbon
It is also a pro at filtering gray water (water contaminated with human waste or is otherwise “dirty”)
Wineries in France are actually using bamboo to treat and recycle their gray water
Plus it has very low water needs
It is also a source of food and is a building material with a stronger tensile strength by weight than steel
Talk about renewable and sustainable – you never have to fully harvest the plant and it grows like crazy, reaching full height in three months and harvestable thickness in just a few years
The most widely used chemical treatment in making bamboo viscose (95% of the bamboo material in the market) is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard for its ability to reuse chemicals when converting bamboo to fabric
Socksmith’s source for bamboo material is also certified by OCIA, making it completely safe for your body
OEKO-TEK Standard 100 tests for regulated and non-regulated substances suspected of being dangerous to human health
Every pair of Socksmith’s bamboo socks is OEKO-TEK Standard 100 certified, meaning there are no harmful chemicals present by the time you put them on
Ready to slap some heavenly gigantic tube grass-based socks on your hoofers?
Browse away, ladies and gents!
These socks are sure to brighten up your sock drawer!
Heel, Toe and Cuff: Tan
Floral: Green, Pink
55% Rayon From Bamboo, 43% Nylon, 2% Spandex
Women’s Sock size 9-11
Fits U.S. women’s shoe size 5-10.5
Machine Wash in Cold Water
Do Not Bleach
Tumble Dry Low
Made in Korea