Arbon Socks is a small business based in Frome, Somerset. We took over the sock part of Arbon Textiles business in February 2018, producing and selling British made luxury alpaca and wool socks.
Town End Yarns is our other business which produces alpaca and wool knitting yarns from the same fibres that we use in our socks.
Our socks are all knitted in the UK from the Midlands right up to the the Scottish Highlands by small, traditional family businesses. I use alpaca and British wools, including Exmoor Blueface (Exmoor Horn/Blue Faced Leicester cross), Blue faced Leicester from around Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales and Falklands Corriedale and Merino wools. We produce colourful, everyday socks, warm and comfortable walking socks, rugged country socks and the softest, cosy bed socks.
in the last few years Sock HQ has moved from Exmoor to The Lake District and now down to Somerset. We’re a very small team of three part-timers, sending out orders from our shop, Woollen in Frome. I do all the sock design and liasion with our spinners, dyers and knitters as well as the accounts from my spare bedroom as well as lending a hand with the orders in the Christms rush.