I wanted to get my friend (who's very environmentally conscious) a really clever, but practical and slightly different birthday gift. He's into everything royal blue, so these were a no brainer.
These super-sustainable socks look and feel great too, but it's the clever darning kit that's the icing on the cake. Thank you Emma; thank you Socko! What a great idea - it's going to make my Christmas shopping for everyone else easy-peasy this year!
Lightweight green stripe short socks, with length of thread and a darning needle! Packaging very good. Worn straight away for a holiday car journey and very comfortable. Impressed!!
Comfortable socks, feel soft and gentle whilst wearing. Good quality.
Excellent, soft but strong socks! Love the darning needle and wool. This would also be a good gift.
So pleased to find these and was ready to order another set of 3. But so disappointed. Worn a pair for first time today and had to keep stopping as they just kept slipping off inside my boot. When I got home I measured them against my other standard 4-6 socks. These are absolutely huge in comparison in both length of width. Very disappointed as spent nearly £50.00 on socks that I now can't wear.
Joanna, I'm so sorry to hear of your disappointment. I have sent you an email and hope we can resolve this unfortunate experience together.
So far so good! I use them for work and unintentionally had them on when I played football. Very comfortable and seemed to be quite moisture wicking.
Wow Gino! The first we've heard of our cashmere/merino socks playing footie - pleased to hear they've lived to tell the tale and that you're enjoying the comfort factor :)
I’ve spent a long time finding socks that are both sustainable, durable and fun to wear. Safe to say - I found them. After multiple wears, you can feel the quality compared to standard, store bought socks. The handwritten note with the package was a special touch and that attached darning kit showed me that I’ve been darning wrong all these years. While my preference is a sock that is slightly longer, this won’t stop me from buying more socks from Socko in the future
Oh Joel thank you so much for taking the time to leave your heartfelt review. I hope we will be able to offer a variety of lengths in the future and I'm sure your darning is just great - the technique we teach is just the one we recommend on hard wearing areas, particularly socks.
Love these socks.
Thanks Jesper :)
Bought as a birthday present and the recipient was delighted
We love to bring gifting delight! Thank you Theresa.
These are beautiful. They feel soft and comfy. It's also so good to know they are made from recycled material.
I'm really pleased to hear you like our recycled socks Carolyn. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review.
Very comfy, love the repair kit and instructions. I’m almost looking forward to finding a hole so I can mend them!
Brilliant Abbie. You could always reinforce or embellish before the time comes or turn your repair kit to give some TLC to another pair of socks. Happy stitching!
I could not be happier with these socks. I am a zero waste person who supports small businesses, and when I found you I knew you were just the one: who would send a wee mending kit with the socks? Only someone good, doing something great. Thanks, Socko family 🖤
Kiki you are so welcome. What an awesome review. I'm really touched, thank you.
So great to hear. Thank you Jin.
Arrived really quickly. It's a great and thought provoking book that can be picked up and put down anytime. Would recommend to others!
Thank you so much Bennet! I'm so pleased you got a lot out of it.
I absolutely love this kit, beautifully presented and well thought out. The videos and online resources for the farming workshop were so well considered with many different format options, each clearly presented and easy to follow. I’ve had a go at darning before but it was quite messy so this really has upped my skills and I’ve already attempted repairing a piece of knitwear that had a hole in. I’m just trying to find some more to darn now!!
Repairing your clothes is such a valuable skill that is so sadly being lost, I really hope the shift in people’s attitudes continues and people return to investing in their clothing rather than sewing it as disposable.
Oh wonderful Morgan! I just loved seeing the outcome of what you learnt from the course too. Truly beautiful work.
I just recently bought my first pair of Socko socks and I’m totally delighted about them. The socks arrived in completely plastic-free packaging and with a free mini mending kit. Emma added a small hand-written thank you note, which made un-packing a real joy! The socks are of great quality, lightweight and and easy to wear.
I also went for the darning workshop gold, which also came in a little plastic-free parcel, lovingly hand-packed and beautifully displayed. I cannot wait to dive into the online course!
A very lovely purchase experience and one I will repeat for sure. Thanks, Emma!
It means such a lot to have all the extra thought recognised Kathrin, thank you so much for sharing.
Hurrah! Thank you Fiona.
I found this course clear to follow with a nice mix of video and reading. Darning is a really useful skill to know particularly if you are concerned about disposable fashion and sustainability. I definitely recommend this course :)
Thank you so much for your kind review Stefanie. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the course!
The socks are really comfortable and, thankfully, don't 'go to bed' later in the day, which is one of my pet hates!!!
Great business, really good personal servic if you need to reach out. Love the approach and ethics.
Thank you so much for your kind words Simon. We're absolutely with you on the slipping down issue and happily our cuffs are designed to be loose enough to be comfortable but supportive enough to do their all important job.
I accidentally ordered the small size but Emma was extremely helpful and sent out the correct size. The quality is excellent and they're very comfortable
A well fitting sock is a happy sock. Pleased we got your toes the room that they deserve Will!
Don't know as have given them to a friend. Service and packaging all hood.
Hope they put a smile on your friend's face :)
So many great tips, really gets you thinking about your own clothing consumption habit. Will constantly refer back to this. An easily digestible read!
Very pleased to hear you have found it useful Fiona. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
I absolutely love these socks. Perfect grey hue. The merino wool is such high quality and they look great with my penny loafers. So much attention to detail, I love the needle and spare yarn so I can keep them forever!!
Top styling tip! Thank you Fiona, I'm so pleased they're getting the love they deserve.
Lots of valuable information and profound wisdom. Good to dip and to re-dip into.
There is so much we can learn from the way that things were done in the past. Sharing that knowledge in a way that wasn't preachy was the aim of the book. Thank you for your very kind words James.