Salted wool socks
Salted wool socks
Made by Laura’s Loom
These socks are made for a life outdoors in boots and wellies. They are popular with farmers and fishermen, explorers and gardeners, canoeists, skiers and cavers, as well as those who simply want a warm pair of feet on a cold stone floor. You won’t find a better pair of British wool socks anywhere!
With their calf-length ribbed leg, cushioned sole and a smooth toe seam our socks have a generously roomy fit and some will find them best worn over another pair.
80% British wool plus 20% nylon for structure, stretch and stability;
Knitted in Leicestershire, the historical heartland of England’s sock industry;
Available in three adult sizes and three natural, undyed colours:
St Kilda – light grey – a blend of Shetland and Hebridean wools;
Morar – grey-brown – a blend of Hebridean and Shetland wools;
Nevis – deep peaty brown – a hard-wearing blend of Hebridean and Black Welsh Mountain wools.
Recommended care: Handwash or gentle wool cycle at 30C. Do NOT tumble dry. If you put them in a tumble dryer they will shrink and go hard…..so don’t do it!! Re-shape whilst damp. Our socks are not pre-shrunk so you will find that the first wash will shrink them slightly to the correct size.
Why “salted” wool? Laura sources most of her wool in the Dales and Cumbria, but one year while holidaying at Kylesmorar on Loch Nevis in the Scottish Highlands, she met some Black Welsh Mountain sheep who didn’t know what to do with all that fleece they grow each year. She offered to take it away and do something with it.
The only way to reach Kylesmorar is on foot, via an amazing 9 mile hike along Loch Morar, or by ferry from Mallaig, so the wool was put on the ferry but along the way it hit a wave which sprayed the wool….and the name ‘Salted Wool’ was coined. You can buy ‘salted lamb’ from sheep which live on salt marshes, so, why not ‘salted wool’!