UK Shoe Size 4-7 (EU 37-40/US 5-7.5)
- Ethically made
- Made from sustainably sourced bamboo
- 5 times softer than traditional cotton socks
- Reinforced heel and toe for added durability
- Naturally odour resistant
- Moisture-wicking and breathable
We recommend washing your socks on a cool 30° to normal 40° cycle. Wash with similar coloured garments.
For longevity, we don't recommend tumble drying your socks. If they need ironing, do so on a cool heat.
Avoid the use of fabric conditioners to preserve the moisture-wicking feature of the material.
Why We Love Them
These bamboo socks are just a treat for your feet! The material is so soft, it makes the socks very comfortable to wear. We love the bright colours and fun pattern choices that Swole Panda offer - why should socks be boring?!
Did you know that bamboo is naturally antibacterial? Bamboo fibre contains "bamboo kun" which is a natural agent that prevents bacteria from growing on it. This means that clothing made from bamboo textiles will keep you fresher and odour free for longer than clothing made from any other fabric... a perfect choice for socks we say!
We also love the brand's ethos: "James, the co-founder of Swole Panda, has researched and visited each tier of the process, right back to the source of the bamboo. Most brands don’t go past the fabric production stage. We will go beyond. We want our impact positive journey to affect our entire supply chain. James started with a visit to one of the sustainably managed bamboo forests in China’s Jiangxi Province. The naturally occurring forests contain steep slopes which bamboo can comfortably grow on, maximising an otherwise unusable area."
The beautiful socks also arrived with us in eco-friendly plastic-free packaging, showing that they really consider the environment at every step of their business.
"We have developed Swole Panda into a brand that's proud to be British, 'Sustainably British'! From humble beginnings out of our Sussex office we have grown into something true to its heritage and loyal to its customers, a philosophy we have always strived to follow. The ideas behind our eco/British roots are that of our co-founder Oliver Slacke: "Whilst studying Geography at Kings College London I was learning about sustainable development and the sheer impacts humans are having on the natural environment. I wanted to create an accessories brand that would combine style with sustainability, minimising this impact .This led me to explore alternative resources where I came across bamboo. Due to it's huge environmental benefits and the benefits it has for you, it just made sense to make high end clothing and sunglasses out of this brilliant resource. Thus, Swole Panda was born."
BACK TO THE ROOTS
James, the co-founder of Swole Panda, has researched and visited each tier of the process, right back to the source of the bamboo. Most brands don’t go past the fabric production stage. We will go beyond. We want our impact positive journey to affect our entire supply chain.
James started with a visit to one of the sustainably managed bamboo forests in China’s Jiangxi Province. The naturally occurring forests contain steep slopes which bamboo can comfortably grow on, maximising an otherwise unusable area. It grows naturally and super-fast, with yields of up to 10 x higher than cotton for the same area without the need for pesticides.
The next step is turning the harvested bamboo into dried pulp which will then be sold onto the fibre producers. Very little is understood in the wider clothing industry about the processes involved this deep into the supply chain. The factory James visited shares our environmental values, having invested heavily in waste-treatment technology. We now have the knowledge and transparency we need to make our impact positive ambition both possible and really meaningful.
Our biggest concern has always been the rumours about the management of the chemicals required to make bamboo pulp into bamboo lyocell and viscose fibre. We knew we had to find out the truth for ourselves. As we’d hoped, we found that our producers were taking their environmental responsibility seriously and working within safe limits. Beyond our expectations, one had not only invested millions of dollars in waste-treatment but was committed to becoming a world-leader in sustainable bamboo viscose and lyocell production.
Once the fibres have been knitted into fabric they're transported to our garment factory. We’ve purposefully chosen to work with suppliers who share our values about treating people and the planet respectfully. We try to keep our supply base small and make the effort to build strong relationships and long-term partnerships with them. We speak to them daily and visit in person as regularly as possible. We believe the best way to know what’s going on in your supply chain is to see it for yourself."