Bamboo Socks - Sloths
A Fair Trade version of this bestselling product with cute sloth design! Choosing Bamboo socks over your usual cotton go to means that that you are guaranteed a super soft breathable and comfortable fabric that keeps fresh and dry and is 40% more absorbent than cotton. bamboo is also naturally anti-bacterial, durable, hypo-allergenic and stronger than cotton and ensured to last longer.
Why Bamboo and not Cotton?
- bamboo grows without the need for fertilisers or pesticides.
- naturally requires less water (a third of the water required to grow cotton), farmers don’t need to irrigate their crop, saving water in a country where water shortages are a big problem.
- bamboo yields are ten times higher per hectare than cotton and the plant rarely needs replanting, sprouting on its own.
- bamboo yarns require less dye than cotton and keep their colour for longer.
Available in two sizes: Medium (UK Size 3-7) or Large (7-11).
Materials: 75% bamboo viscose, 22% polyamide, 3% elastine.
Made in India.
How is this item Fair Trade? The bamboo is processed into yarn in Rajasthan, then transported and made into socks in Tamil Nadu. The sock factory is in Perundhurai, a rural district of Tamil Nadu. 17 workers are employed, 6 men and 11 women, with both sexes in positions of management and they earn about 48% above the minimum wage. They follow clear fair trade principles in their production. They don't have any child labour and the staff are valued and included in decision making processes.