Covered, cuff to toes, in a large floral graphic, these Shared Earth Fair Trade Bamboo Vines and Flowers Socks are great-looking everyday wear that would brighten any outfit. York-based Shared Earth proudly proclaim theirs as the first Fair Trade bamboo socks on the market, supporting workers with decent wages and working conditions, while encouraging the increased growth of sustainable crops like bamboo.
These crew length bamboo socks are super soft, breathable and naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, great for all skin types, some 40% more moisture absorbent than cotton. Many of the benefits bamboo provides for skin are also how the crop benefits growers and the planet. Bamboo grows without the need for soil-damaging fertilisers or pesticides, and naturally requires less water (a third of that required to grow cotton), helping prevent water shortages. In terms of land use, bamboo yields are ten times higher per hectare than cotton, pumps out far more oxygen into the atmosphere and rarely needs replanting.