RocknSocks are knit in the USA using an innovative recycled fiber. Regenerated cotton is spun by a family-owned “throwing” company using scraps of new cotton cloth left over from clothing manufacture waste. This process is called cotton “regeneration,” because it creates new yarn from pre-consumer fabric that is otherwise bound for the incinerator.
T-shirt and sweater scraps, in particular, are collected and sorted by color. The cotton is then grinded up and re-twisted with a small amount of a “sliver” fiber (acrylic) to give it strength and durability. This is the knitting yarn that we use to make the wonderful heather, jewel and earth colors you love on your feet when you're wearing RocknSocks. We also use 10% nylon to give the socks cross stretch and 5% elastic in the top band so that they stay up.
When you buy RocknSocks, you’re helping diminish the amount of waste going into landfills as well as saving all the water, chemicals, incinerator emissions, electricity, sewage and transportation energy it would take to make the same things from virgin cotton.
RocknSocks yarns are certified by Oeko-Tex 100 and Made in Green, meaning they are guaranteed to be free of harmful chemicals and are manufactured under strict social standards.
New for 2015. We have recently sourced USDA Certified Cotton, grown in Texas and New Mexico
We are now offering a small collection of socks using this 100% American Made fiber.