Can a person find meaning in socks? For Emma Mathews, the answer is yes. She set up Socko as a fast-fashion antidote: quality products, made to last, at a reasonable price. Every sock is also made from leftovers that would otherwise be swept from the factory floor and sent to landfill.
Socko are so committed to having clothes last that Emma will even teach you how to mend them. Every pair comes with a darning kit and instructions. There are even workshops, currently online due to Covid-19, but you can still pick up a skill that will last a lifetime.
Although socks from 100% natural fibres sound lovely, truth is they don’t last. Adding just a tiny bit of nylon adds years to a sock’s life. Until recently, Team Socko weren’t able to source recycled nylon. But now they’ve cracked it, crafting each sock with materials that were once plastic bottles or old fishing nets.
Socko are so committed to having clothes last that Emma will even teach you how to mend them.