Friend: The Bradford Sock Company
Products: Wool Socks
Distance from TBM & Friends: 282 miles
(Sorry, the UK doesn’t appear to produce commercial volumes of wool socks any closer to us!)
The Bradford Sock Company, in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England, UK) are designers and makers of their own wool socks that are not only soft and comfortable but also fully machine washable.
Traditional and more modern designs are knitted on new machines, housed in a 200 year old mill that was once owned by Sir Titus Salt (1803-1876), a Bradford wool spinner and manufacturer. Some of their tried and tested yarns, made from 80% Wool and 20% Nylon, are even still dyed in Bradford.
They choose their own colour combinations to make just a few dozen pairs each time, every small batch being unique.
After each batch of socks is knitted they wash them at 30 degrees and then leave them overnight, so that they contain just the right amount of moisture before pressing, ironing and packing them all in-house.
Remember: when they’re dirty – wash at 30!
Featured Products – The Bradford Sock Company
Cotton and Wool Socks in Red with Grey Flecked detail£12.50
Wool Socks in Black and Claret£12.50
Wool Socks in Black and Blue£12.50
Wool Socks in Dark and Light Green£12.50
Wool Socks in Brown with Claret and Amber£12.50
Wool Socks in Grey and Pink made in the UK£12.50
Wool Socks in Grey and Blue made in the UK£12.50
Sparkly Wool Socks in Blue Marl£12.50
Wool Socks in Blue and Black Marl£12.50