Soft and cosy merino socks, straight from Sweden
These versatile ankle-high socks are knitted from a luxurious blend of pure new wool, with reinforced heel and toe sections. High merino wool content (80%) ensures they are soft, warm, breathable and naturally anti-bacterial. The wool is sustainably produced and responsibly sourced. A little nylon (15%) is then added to the blend for durability and shape retention, plus 5% Lycra for stretch. The result is a great-fitting pair of oh-so-cosy socks that are ideal for daily wear, whether you’re braving a frozen commute or practising a little hygge, curled up by the fire with a good book
They’re crafted in western Sweden by Öjbro Vantfabrik, a small, independent manufacturer dedicated to preserving the heritage designs and patterns of Swedish woollen garments through beautiful pieces of ‘wearable art’. Many of the unique knitting patterns are associated with traditional provinces, customs and practices.
This design is inspired by Sweden’s rich cultural heritage and particularly the Futhark, the runic alphabet of Old Norse. Using these Viking runes, Öjbro created the inscription, “We honour our cultural heritage”, which they then adapted into a beautiful pattern, augmented with a heritage colour scheme.