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.
The Lycksele pattern is inspired by the traditional ‘crackle methods’ of weaver-craftswomen throughout Sweden. It creates beautiful and unique geometric woven patterns, and Öjbro’s knitted interpretation is dyed in the traditional colours of the northern Swedish province of Västerbotten.
There are two reasons you’ll fall in love with Öjbro Vantfabrik’s gloves and socks. Firstly, this homely Swedish brand fuse their heritage into each design, incorporating traditional Sami patterns and cultural tales into their woolen garments. It’s a carefully considered design process that affords their garments a story as rich as the material they’re built from. Which leads into the second reason: they’re hella comfy.
Each pair of gloves and socks that Öjbro Vantfabrik produce is crafted from premium wool sourced from ethical farmers and manufactured in eco-friendly factories. The resulting apparel is ludicrously soft and comfortable, not to mention built to endure years of wear, designed to keep you warm no matter the conditions outside.