When picking your socks, you need to understand the material you will use on different occasions. The best thing todo is consider the moisture-wicking ability and ability to regulate body temperatures, breathability, and cushioning. Some of the most common natural sock fibers include cotton, bamboo, wool, hemp, and linen.
Note that if you are trying to optimize for sustainability for your brand's products, it's also worth considering recycled socks manufacturers.
The Global OrganicTextile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading processing standard for organic fibers. Organic cotton protects the environment and uses less water.The good thing with organic cotton is that it does not use toxic chemicals and pesticides.
When you wear socks made of organic cotton, you will not experience skin rashes. Even someone with sensitive skin or delicate skin (like babies) can comfortably wear socks made of organic cotton. They are gentle and soft on the skin, enhancing comfortability.
All of these reasons make organic socks a great choice for most brands.
Bamboo socks contain over 80% eco-friendly bamboo fiber. They are soft and comfortable and have many other benefits. Bamboo socks will help in temperature regulation, keeping your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Bamboo socks are also hypoallergenic, with soft fibers which do not irritate the feet. They are suitable for use by everyone, including people with sensitive feet. They also wick away moisture from the feet and dry fast, keeping the feet dry. Additionally, bamboo socks repel bacteria. Therefore, you cannot suffer from foul odors.
Wool is a natural fabric that makes some of the best socks. Wool offers insulation, keeping your feet warm in cold weather conditions. Usually, the wool fibers crimp together, adding more bulk to keep warmth close to the skin. Wool also keeps your feet cool during hot weather.
Generally, wool does not absorb water like cotton. It does not soak up water but instead releases it into the atmosphere.As a result, it keeps your feet dry. You will, therefore, not get blisters or fungus.
The fact that wool is antibacterial makes it repel odors, meaning it does not need washing after every wear. You can wear wool socks for long hiking trips when you cannot afford to wash them frequently.
Linen socks are comfortable and soften with every use. They are highly breathable and wick moisture away from the body. As such, they help to keep your feet dry.
Linen is also strong and highly durable, meaning that you can use the sock over along time. It also is a natural fiber with a low impact on the environment.
Hemp fibers are incredibly sustainable and eco-friendly, meaning that socks made from hemp are environmentally friendly. Generally, hemp requires a small amount of water to thrive. After harvesting, it leaves the nutrient-rich roots that, in turn, add beneficial compounds to the soil.
Hemp socks are durable and strong. They are soft and gentle to the skin. Additionally, hemp socks are mold-resistant, lightweight, and wick moisture away from the body. Being breathable, hemp socks are suitable for line drying.
Generally, it is hard to come across socks made of 100% hemp. The hemp fiber is quite expensive. However, socks manufacturers usually blend with other fibers to produce socks.
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