Having durable socks, It has become trendy! It is no longer the exclusive domain of a small niche of avant-garde consumers. Now, more and more people are turning to A durable and solid sock. Moreover, it should be noted that consumers are becoming more open to the aspect Ecological I'm sorry, but your message is incomplete. Could you please provide more information or context so I can assist you better? local (and so "Ethics"It seems like your message is incomplete. Could you please provide more context or complete the sentence so that I can help you with the translation?

In this article, we suggest you to see what criteria They claim that a sock is "durable". We have deciphered everything for you: After reading this article, you will be able to choose a pair of sturdy and durable socks !

Why is it important to have a durable and ethical sock ?

You may suspect that it is important, and indeed it is. However, the arguments that can support this importance are numerous. We thought it would be good to lay them out here together.

A sustainable sock makes me feel good as a consumer.

A durable and ethical sock will not contain any toxic substances. And even if we are talking "only" about your feet, it's important! This is particularly the goal of the Œko-Tex label.

A longer lifespan

The sustainable and ethical sock will have a longer lifespan: thanks to multiple techniques that showcase the expertise of French brands (but not only)., The durability of a pair of socks can be significantly increased.. We will see these techniques later on.

A natural fiber

For you and for the planet, it is also important to choose socks whose the materials The main material is natural: cotton, wool, or linen, for example. Generally, these natural materials each have excellent properties that will provide you with comfort in your daily life (we invite you to read our article ""Quelle" translates to "which" in English. materials Choose for my socks", we tell you everything about it).

Moreover, eco-friendly socks Made from natural fibers use much less synthetic fibers derived from petroleum.

Recycled threads ?

Some brands even use recycled yarns to knit their socks. While it may be difficult (and expensive) to make a sock that is 100% made from recycled materials, just know that Our trail & running range is made with models using recycled yarns !

An ethical sock that is good for the planet

Promote a local and fair economy

A sock "Ethics" is made locally, close to home. So, in France #cocorico. By buying A sock Made in France, I contribute to two things:

  • I support the ethical and humane employment of a French employee with fair compensation.
  • I do not support the potentially unethical or inhumane employment of a person from the third world.

It is important to know that most "French" socks are made in France "from the yarn stage." This means that the yarn is imported from Europe, or elsewhere. Do not be mistaken, this is already a significant saving compared to an imported sock.

This is the case for Monnet: All our socks are knitted by our team in Montceau-les-Mines., in Burgundy.

A durable and eco-friendly sock

As previously stated, The durable and ethical sock will have a longer lifespan. If a pair of socks can be worn for 5 years instead of one year... then only one pair of socks needs to be produced (not 5). In terms of resources, sustainable socks are beneficial for the planet's resources.

Organic cotton ?

Organic cotton is also a very important element for ecology: it is cultivated without fertilizers or pesticides, and without being subject to monocultures. Crop rotation helps avoid the need to use pesticides. Since it is not attacked, the soil can better retain water and plants become more resistant to insects.

A natural virtuous circle is thus created in the long term. Additionally, Organic cotton cultivation is less energy and water-intensive.. This allows for obtaining a garment that pollutes very little, and is therefore healthier for the planet in the long term.

Our socks went to Peru to ski in the Andes mountains. And they came back.
When a brand's expertise is tested daily by athletes from all walks of life, it is a guarantee of quality.

The criteria for sustainability and durability related to socks

The numerous "societal" criteria seen previously would be nothing if the product itself was not solid and durable. Indeed, the durability of a sock is paramount: if a sock can be kept for 5 years instead of just one year, It's 5 times fewer socks purchased.

Those who have already purchased an ethical and sustainable sock know, A sock is not supposed to get a hole and end up in the trash after a year.. But how do brands manage to offer a sock that lasts over time and withstands daily aggressions while protecting your feet ?

Well The brands demonstrate KNOW-HOW ! We have done our best to offer you here a range of techniques used by major sock manufacturers (not just us) to make a durable sock:

  1. Shoe sizes in size to size: Socks are often sold in "size ranges": A person who wears a shoe size 41 will generally need to buy socks in size 40-43 or 41-42 (or with sizes like S, M, L, XL...). The width of this size range is crucial. While mainstream brands often offer size ranges of 3 or 4 (such as 40-43), specialized brands often produce socks in 2-size ranges (like 41-42).

    The more precise the size range is, the closer the sock is to your actual foot size. The socks will therefore be more comfortable to wear, as they will be closer to your foot. The sock will also be less strained by too much of a size difference: an ill-fitting sock may be Stretched It seems like you just typed "or" in French. Let me know if you need any assistance with a translation or have any questions! Poorly cut, which will result in creases. This phenomenon will cause premature wear of the sock, as well as discomfort when worn.
  2. Hemispherical heels: The actual shape of the human heel is a half-sphere. In order to save materials First, some brands make socks with a heel that is not hemispherical in shape. As a result, these socks do not conform to the shape of the foot and slide under the soles of the feetOn the contrary, quality brands knit what are called "Y heels," which have a specific shape. a true hemisphere perfectly adapting to the heel.
  3. Left foot / right foot differentiated: To obtain a sock that fits perfectly to the shape of the feet, you need a right sock and a left sock. Your left and right feet are symmetrical about a central axis. differentiated. As a result, A quality sock should have a distinct left foot and right foot.
    A non-differentiated sock (that can be worn on either foot) will suffer from a lack of support and premature wear (as it will be stretched out).
  4. Absence of stitching on the toes: On older generation knitting machines, socks need to be finished with a hand-sewn seam. This seam creates an uncomfortable thickness at the toe level.
    The next-generation knitting machines, a hallmark of high-quality brands, incorporate this operation while eliminating this extra thickness. This type of detail It will prevent you from feeling friction, redness, or blisters.
  5. Sock maintenance: The socks stay on the foot thanks to the presence of elastane. The higher the percentage of elastane, the better the socks will stay on the foot and leg.

    A high percentage of elastane also allows for consistent support over time ! No more socks that become misshapen after 6 months.
  6. High-quality raw materials: For textile raw materials, as with any other product category, there are different levels of quality. By choosing the best raw materials, A high-end brand ensures that the end product will be more durable., more resistant during washing and abrasion, and at the same time more pleasant to wear.
  7. Quality control of products: The quality control carried out by brands helps minimize the probability of customers buying a pair of socks with a defect. High-quality brands perform at least one, sometimes two technical checks. A technical inspection (cutting, knitting defects) is carried out in the production workshop, followed by a visual inspection in the finishing workshop. These inspections are typically conducted. done manually, by the teams.

    At a high-quality sock manufacturer, Quality control is not seen as an expense., but rather as an investment in its brand image and consumer satisfaction.

In our home too, socks are hand-checked, twice.

By reading this list of "durable" features of a sock, you can be sure that you are reconnu.e.s : A sock that slips off the heel, ending up with a hole after 6 months, a toe peeking out, a scratchy or blister-causing sock...

It's easy for us to say, But we can only encourage you to take the leap. Buy durable socks (from us, or elsewhere, we're not jealous). But Give it a try, and you will see, in the long run it won't cost you more.

And you will even start to love your socks (yes, yes, we promise you!).