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Rani & Reine

Boot Socks - Handspun Wool - Off-White

Regular price €52,00
Unit price
per 

Rani & Reine

Boot Socks - Handspun Wool - Off-White

Regular price €52,00
Unit price
per 
36-38
36-38
39-41
Tax included.

Our Boot Socks are extra thick and warm, and feature beautiful eye-catching motifs. Great inside your wellies, or to pad around the house as slipper socks. 

Why wool socks? Wool is naturally absorbent, a great insulator (warm toes!), provides cushioning and is naturally odor resistant. Our wool socks are undyed, minimally processed, and completely made by hand, and therefore easy on the earth!

Each pair of socks is crafted by hand by the artisan women of Kullvi WHIMS in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh. We've incorporated the durable and rustic natural desi wool from the region's indigenous Gaddi sheep breed. You will find beautiful variation in yarn thickness and colour in these handmade pieces, making each pair unique.

Each pair of these socks is one of a kind ***The motifs are different on each pair. If you have a specific request, please email us, otherwise your order will be based on colour alone. ***

 These socks are extra thick and will fit into loose-fitting footwear. 

STORY

 

In August 2019, when we visited Kullvi WHIMS in India for the first time, we sat together on the first day amongst piles of their handcrafted goods and samples. We spotted a pair of beautiful grey socks, and asked about them. Palmo, one of the artisans, who grew up in Lahaul, had knit them with local wool. We had seen similar socks in the village shops, but the motifs were knit in brightly coloured acrylic yarns. Palmo had used undyed grey and white wool instead, and they were beautiful and thick.

Over time, as we worked on developing our wool yarns, we chose to make two kinds of socks -- our Boot Socks, knit with desi wool - more rustic, more durable and long lasting - and our Bed Socks, knit with Lahauli wool - luxuriously soft and cozy. 

Shop our Bed Socks Collection. 


FEATURES

Fibre: 100% wool (Desi), undyed

Designed, Handspun and Handknit by Kullvi WHIMS artisans.

MEASUREMENTS

Size 1 will fit shoe size 36-38 EU

Size 2 will fit shoe size 39-41 EU

Calf Length: Approximately 9 inches (23 cms)

Socks may feel tight when stretching over the heel and upper leg for the first few wears, but will ease with wear.

Sarah is 5'9" (175 cm) tall, with a 15.75" (40 cm) calf circumference and a size 41 EU shoe. She is wearing the size 2 in white with black.

Sruthi is 5’11” (180 cm) tall, with a 15” (38 cm) calf circumference and a size 41 EU foot. She is wearing the size 2 in white with brown.

You-Shan is 4'11" (150 cm) tall, with a 12” (30 cm) calf circumference and size 35 EU foot and is wearing  size 1 in white with black. (two different pairs)

CARE
Handwash in cool water, lay flat to dry in shade. Do not agitate. For more information, visit our care page.

 

All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.

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*Colours will appear differently with varied lighting and screens.