Arbon Socks (previously part of John Arbon Textiles) is a small business based in the Lake District countryside. We produce luxury socks made from natural fibres including alpaca and British wools. The majority of our yarns are spun and of our socks are knitted for us in England.
We source the fibres for our socks in the UK as much as possible, and use the wool from local sheep breeds such as Blue Faced Leicester and Exmoor Horn. You can read more about the fibres here.
You can request a paper or online version of our catalogue and also buy our socks on-line, on the phone or by mail order.
Product of the Month
The Yorkshire Plain Sock
The Yorkshire Plain is a straightforward, no-nonsense type of sock. It is knitted from an alpaca/Blue Faced Leicester wool blend of fibres with 9% nylon, which is, in my opinion the best mix for a comfortable sock. We collected the wool from farms around the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria and sorted and blended it with British alpaca fleece before sending it off for spinning, dyeing and knitting into socks.
This ankle sock has a ribbed leg and instep, plain sole and no cuff. There are three colours, Soft Olive, Charcoal and Navy in the small (4-7), medium (8-10) and large (11-13). They seem slightly narrow due to the ribbing on the foot, so if you are on the border, go for the larger size
These socks are £12 per pair, but if you buy two or more pairs, they are only £10.5 a pair and three or more pairs are £9.50 each.
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