Socks are not the most sustainable brand of clothing, because nearly all organic socks still have a little elastane for stretch and comfort, so wash them in a microplastic catcher. For now, here are better brands. You can get together as a community and order a one-off TerraCycle Fabric & Clothing Box. Fill it up with all your tights, stockings, textile and fabrics to ship off (prepaid).
Barekind donates 10% from its bamboo socks to help endangered species.
Stand4socks helps others through each pair you buy.
Brothers We Stand (some 100% organic cotton) offers men’s socks, and Jollie’s Socks donates a pair to a homeless person, for each pair they sell. Eczema Clothing (also for men) again offers some 100% organic cotton socks.
Catherine Tough offers pretty cotton socks in fun designs and colours.
40 Colori are made in a small workshop in Italy.