Organic socks – sustainable and respectful. Over 101 in stock colours available!

If you require a more eco-friendly cotton, then organic cotton is for you.

For a textile product to be able to call itself organic cotton, it must not have used any chemical pesticides, genetically modified seeds, or artificial fertilizers. Its production is supposed to promote and enhance biodiversity and biological cycles.

We use Organic GOTS certified yarn manufactured in Europe to the highest quality standards.

With this organic cotton, we can make any style and height of sock.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria.

Spun with care and comfort, it is softer, kind to your skin and so much gentler on the planet.

Moreover, if not recycled itis biodegradable, so creates less waste going to landfill.

We have 101 yarn colours available.

Pantone matched yarn can also be produced, and in this case, it may take up to 5 weeks to prepare.

Normally, we would stress caution here. If you ever buy a pair of organic socks how do you know that organic cotton was used in the first place? However, Kingly guarantee it because each sock order is certified. Therefore, once the sock order is being produced our yarn supplier issues us with a GOTS certificate based on the actual batch of yarn that was used in producing your order. This is proof in itself that you are 100%assured that certified organic cotton was used for the production of your socks!

The dyes used are Azo-free. (Some Azo dyes are highly carcinogenic and nearly all are toxic to the environment). In addition, the finishes we use are as gentle on the environment as possible, thanks to the yarn being certified by numerous monitoring authorities such as GOTS, Oeko Tex® with BCI – ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.

Specifications

  • Reference: Premium Classic Crew ORGANIC. KS14
  • Full custom knitted, with your design up to 6 colours.
  • 101 in-stock yarn colours available. *
  • Composition: 80% Organic GOTS certified combed cotton for comfort, 17% polyamide for strength, 3% elastane for comfort and strength.
  • Packaged as a pair with free recycled branded sock tag and individual self-seal bag.
  • Minimum quantity order from 150 pairs per size and design.
  • Available sizes: one size fits all for men, one size fits all for women. A one size fits most is also available. However, you can request any other sizes.
  • High quality organic cotton results in a snug soft fit that absorbs sweat, enhances durability and offers superior comfort.
  • Reinforcement in heel and toe provide durability to dramatically improve product life.
  • Production lead times: from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the quantity and time of year.
  • Transport: via UPS ground service within1 week throughout the EU, or UPS Air Freight in48 hours within the EU and USA.
  • All materials used in the production of socks are Oeko Tex and GOTS certified.
  • Manufactured by Kingly in Europe to the highest quality standards.
  • Care instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, do not bleach or tumble dry. Do not dry clean or iron.
  • 3% of net profits of all sock orders are donated to charities.

 

Optional

  • Terry cushioning on the sole can be added to provide great comfort and to prevent blisters and chaffing from occurring. This will reduce sock and foot pain during sports or daily workout activity.
  • Ribbing can be added to prevent feet from slipping inside of the sock.
  • The height of the cuff can be adjusted.

Observations

As all socks are full custom knitted, we have a lot of flexibility, allowing us to change the technical characteristics of the socks as required

 

*101 in-stock colours are available and are used to best match Pantone colours. On occasion, specific colours may be out of stock so we will substitute the second best matching colour for the out of stock colour.

Pantone dyed yarns can be produced but will require an additional 4 weeks. Conditions apply.

 

Custom boxes, tins and compressed socks are available.

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Ecological footprint

 

Cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land but uses 10-16% of the world’s pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, and defoliants), more than any other single major crop. Environmental consequences of the elevated use of chemicals in the non-organic cotton growing methods include the following:

  • chemicals used in the processing of cotton pollute the air and surface waters
  • decreased biodiversity and shifting equilibrium of ecosystems due to the use of pesticides.

 

Organic certification

 

It is required by law that any producer wanting to label and sell a product as “organic” must meet the standards established by the Organic Food Production Act of 1990, enforced by The State Organic Program (SOP). This act specifies the procedures and regulations for production and handling of organic crops. Kingly meets these criteria.

 

 

Pesticides

Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and contains no synthetic pesticides. Pesticides used in the production of conventional cotton include orthophosphates such as phorate and methamidophos, endosulfan (highly toxic to farmers) and aldicarb. Other pesticides persisting in cotton fields include Trifluralin, Toxaphene and DDT.

 

Fields converted from conventional use to organic cotton must be tested to assure no residual pesticide with a transition period of 2–3 years in this process. Instead, organic production allows the use of natural insect repellents extracted from plants or otherwise benign sources. In some cases, manufacturers have taken to testing for pesticide residues in fibre or fabric themselves, to assure cheating does not occur on the part of the farmers or farm coops.

 

Many organic farmers have found ways to create organic cotton yields nearly at the levels of conventional (non-organic) farmers.

 

Expanding industry and educating the community

 

Diverse institutions and campaigns are now educating the community about organic cotton and supporting growers on the switch to organic farming. The Sustainable Cotton Project is helping farmers in the transition from chemically dependent crops to more biological sound approaches.

This institution has launched the Cleaner Cotton project, which promises to produce cotton with 73% fewer chemicals. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) was formed to strengthen its operations and reach other farm and consumer audiences. CAFF and the Cleaner Cotton project provide growers with information about biological farming techniques and work to educate the public about the importance of reducing chemical use in cotton production.