One of the most effective ways to reduce fashion’s environmental footprint is to increase garment lifetimes. Our high-quality socks are designed right here in our little Mansfield office and manufactured by a 2nd generation family run company in Turkey, who like us, are constantly taking steps towards a more sustainable way of life.
Listed below are the materials we use here at Cub Rocks and why…
We choose to use sustainable cotton in all our socks, that has been produced with the environment in mind. This is done through minimising the negative effects of fertilisers and pesticides, and caring for water, soil health and natural habitats. Also committing to decent work principles, supporting workers’ safety and wellbeing.
By shopping more sustainably does not mean you are sacrificing quality, far from it. Our sustainable cotton is strong and resilient, yet comfortable and soft on the skin too.
Much of our school range is made using bamboo. With kids spending a lot of their week in the classroom or running around in the playground, it is vital that our socks are comfortable and go the miles.
So why use bamboo? Well, did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet, requiring only rainwater to help it grow and thrive. After being harvested, it continues to grow new shoots from its root system, so can be grown and harvested again and again with minimal harm to the environment. Bamboo requires no chemicals, pesticides, or fertiliser to help it grow and every part of the plant can be used, so in effect, is a zero-waste product.
The viscose in our socks comes from the pulp of bamboo. Bamboo is super soft and naturally breathable, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. The perfect option for kids with sensitive skin and eczema, due to being naturally hypo-allergenic too.