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Top 20 British-made sock brands

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It’s the Make it British top 20 list of socks Made in Britain!

Socks are often an afterthought when pulling together your outfit, but they can make or break your look. Whether you want them for warmth, comfort, performance or to make a statement we have found British-made socks to suit everyone.

Pantherella

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Pantherella

Pantherella Socks have never shied away from setting precedents. When others have turned to cheaper alternatives, Pantherella have held firm in their beliefs, still today making all of Pantherella’s fine english socks at the family-owned factory in Leicester, England. Pantherella’s philosophy of ‘Provenance, Design & Quality’ still rings true today, however Pantherella’s collections have advanced in leaps and bounds since the early days of Louis Goldschmidt’s basic ribbed socks to create socks for the discerning gentleman and lady in the 21st Century.

Roy’s Boys

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Roy’s Boys

Roy’s Boys is a brand of Roy Lowe and Sons, one of the UK’s leading sock manufacturers. They are a third generation family ran business, based in Sutton in Ashfield. Roy’s Boys is a unique fashion, high quality brand with all socks making a statement either with casual wear or smart wear. Their socks are colourful, unique and quirky, with many of our pairs of socks having odd legs.

SockMine

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SockMine

Roy Lowe and Sons also manufacture highly technical socks under the brand Sock Mine, all manufactured in north Nottinghamshire. They manufacture ski , snowboarding, running, walking and cycling socks to name but a few. Basically, if you have a boot then they have a British made sock to go into it.

Marko John’s Socks

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John Marko’s Socks

Marko John’s are family-run by Marko and his brother Steve. The suppling British socks, hand-linked in England for a seamless toe, using yarns dyed outside Manchester using traditional methods.

Corrymoor Mohair Socks

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Corrymoor Mohair Socks

Made from the luxurious and hardwearing fleece of Corrymoor Angora Goats farmed in Devon. For 25 years Corrymore have been breeding organic Angora Goats  and perfecting their mohair socks. Mohair is naturally strong and highly resistant to abrasion so Corrymoor Socks are durable and last longer.

Houlie

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Houlie

100% made in the UK, luxury cotton socks.  Houlie socks are robust, luxury, cushioned socks, to keep children’s feet warm whilst playing indoors and out.
Stylish and luxurious, yet totally practical and woven in bold preppy stripes, in colours influenced from the surrounding wildlife.

Laura’s Loom

Laura’s Loom

Laura’s Loom works with small manufacturers across the north of England and into the Scottish Borders to create limited edition collections of British products.  Laura oversees the entire process, each year collecting bags of fleece from a dozen farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.  Laura’s socks are all knitted at a family firm in Leicestershire from 100% British wool yarns which is spun in West Yorkshire from her locally sourced Yorkshire Dales fleece. The socks are built for walking and other hardy outdoor adventures. With their smooth seams, cushioned soles and ribbed legs they are the ultimate in traditional wool socks!

Genevieve Sweeney

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Genevieve Sweeney

The story of the Solline sock began when Genevieve discovered a beautiful yarn that was, unfortunately, too fine to knit a jumper with. Undeterred, she travelled to Derbyshire, yarn in hand, to learn the art of knitting socks. The result is the Solline, a luxurious sock crafted from a cotton viscose lurex blend with silk tweeds. Plated with lycra, the socks are beautifully soft against the skin, and seamless toes ensure ultimate comfort. Complete with a colour block heel, toe and cuff, these socks can be machine washed without losing stretch or shape.

Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent cashmere socks are the ultimate luxury, combining extreme warmth and delicate softness.  They are knitted and hand-finished in the town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders at a mill with over 200 years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing.

K V Manufacturing

K V Manufacturing

K V Manufacturing, established in 2014, is under the umbrella of Thai Sock Co. Ltd, a well-known manufacturer in the sock industry. The UK was once the heart of the sock and hosiery industry and KVM are proud to bring back sock production to the UK yet modernise it to fit new century expectations.

Rose B Brown

Rose B Brown

Rose B Brown offer soft woollen socks made in a ribbed knit with marl yarns. Perfect to wear with your favourite walking boots or wellies to keep the cold from creeping in. Also ideal to wear about the house and keeping for feet warm in bed at night.

Teddy Edward

Teddy Edward

 

Teddy Edward support British craftsmanship by selecting and working in partnership with the very best Uk manufacturers. Try their Brocklesby, Cheshire and Dartmoor luxury Alpaca blend socks with hand-linked toe seams.

Brora

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Brora

Brora is a modern cashmere & clothing brands available in fourteen shops in London and across the country. Brora cashmere socks come in colour-block, stripy and cable knit designs, full of colour and cosy. They also offer cashmere tights  for transitional weather styling, which will last into seasons to come.

John Smedley

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John Smedley

John Smedley specialise in men’s mid-calf socks; the perfect accompaniment to both office and casual attire. They design, create, and produce all their men’s socks in our factory in Lea Mills, Derbyshire. Whilst socks are often an afterthought, John Smedley ensure that quality is embedded in to every stitch.

Arbon Socks

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Arbon Socks

Arbon Socks started trading on 1 February 2018, producing and selling the range of British made luxury alpaca and wool socks developed by John Arbon since 2001. Their socks are all knitted in the Midlands by traditional, family businesses.  The yarns are spun and dyed in the UK.  John uses wool from sheep local to him – Exmoor Horn and Exmoor Blueface.  They produce colourful, everyday socks, warm and comfortable walking socks, rugged country socks and the softest, cosy bed socks.

Freight HGG

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Freight HHG

Freight HGG look to source items that can be produced and designed within the UK, not outsourcing our production needs to other countries when there are fantastic opportunities available to collaborate with crafts people locally. The materials and designs are considered and carefully sourced to ensure they are manufacturing items which are going to last well and wear even better. Freight HGG offer alpaca socks as part of their range.

Corgi Socks

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Corgi Socks

Corgi Socks is family-run company combining traditional production methods with a contemporary approach to design, Corgi produces luxury socks and knitwear with a distinctly designer edge. Established in 1892, the company is still located in the small Welsh mining village in which its story began. In 1989, Corgi was awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales, and continues to supply him and other members of the Royal family with socks and other knitted goods.

Samson Hosiery

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Samson Hosiery

Since 1981, Samson Hosiery has been producing the highest quality goods with dedication and experience. The company’s longevity is thanks to a dedicated team small enough to provide a completely bespoke manufacturing service, yet large enough to fulfil even the tallest order and the toughest deadline.

Turner & Sons

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Turner & Sons

Turner and Sons are a family run sock company manufacturing in Derbyshire and using the finest natural fibres for luxurious quality, hidden durability and supreme comfort. Based in Derbyshire not far from the original mills of Jedediah Strutt and Richard Arkwright, they do not sub-contract manufacture to other companies offering a range that is consistent in sizing, colour and quality.

Scott Nichol Socks

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Scott Nichol Socks

Made at the Pantherella factory in Leicester, in the heart of England, Scott-Nichol socks are all hand-finished to the highest standards demanded by the World’s finest sockmakers. Scott-Nichol use a ‘leisure knit’ that is a higher gauge than usually used by Pantherella, and this creates a versatile, leisure sock for the discerning gentleman and lady. Scott-Nichol Wool socks are knitted from a blend of warm virgin wool taken from a sheep’s first shearing, with a touch of nylon for added fit and longevity.

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Comments

  1. Eileen L Thurston on March 2, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I live near Poole in Dorset. Please can you advise shops in Dorset
    where the British made socks can be bought.

    Thank you,

    Eileen Thurston

  2. Sharon Baker on September 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Desperately trying to get hold of an old sock knitting machine (one sock at a time). Made from cast iron with steel needles – often American. I am looking for the older versions dating from the early 1900s.

  3. Gareth on September 18, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Great article

  4. KARL B on September 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Great article – nice to see sock manufacturing is alive and well in the UK. Thanks.

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