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Bamboo socks, circuit board, Shoe size: UK 7-11, Euro 41-47

£6.99

 

 

Shoe size: UK 7-11, Euro 41-47

A Fair Trade version of this bestselling product!

Why is bamboo viscose great to wear?
– supersoft
– 40% more moisture absorbent than cotton
– breathable fabric that keeps feet fresh and dry
– comfortable
– naturally anti-bacterial
– durable and stronger than cotton
– hypo allergenic

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.

Yarn: 75% bamboo viscose, 22% polyamide, 3% elastine

Made in India

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.

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