Arbon Socks is a small business based in the Lake District. I 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 my other business which produces alpaca and wool knitting yarns from the same fibres that I use in my socks.
My 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. I 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, down to Somerset and is now back in the Lake District. From here, I send out orders, design the socks and liasion with my spinners, dyers and knitters.