These fun, chunky-knit Elf socks are not just for Christmas! The green and red stripe pattern works well for all winter long and makes the perfect gift for those who always have cold toes! They also look great as a festive hanging decoration so are pretty versatile!
Handmade from 100% wool by skilled, fair trade artisans in Nepal.
Machine wool wash at 30° or hand wash using a gentle detergent. Rinse and squeeze gently to remove excess water - do NOT wring or spin. Reshape whilst damp, dry flat away from direct sunlight and heat.
Approximate dimensions when flat: 26cm long (from toe to heel) x 33cm (from heel to top of sock).
Please note that due to the hand made nature of this product, dimensions can vary quite considerably.
The majority of Pachamama's suppliers in Nepal are home-workers, producing garments around their commitments to their fields and families.
The brand visits and communicates with their suppliers regularly, and consequently production is based around the knitters' planting times. If necessary, Pachamama pay producers in advance or supply them with raw materials, to prevent any debt incurring and to ensure workers are paid on time. As well as outworkers, approximately 100 people are employed in family-run factory environments; hand finishing, making hand framed knitting, felting and packing garments. Every worker receives training and benefits from above average conditions and pay, and men and women are treated equally and paid according to ability. No children are exploited and everyone is treated with respect.
Since those early days, Pachamama has developed strong and sustainable relationships with their suppliers based on mutual respect for all links in the production chain - from sourcing and collecting raw materials to designing and marketing finished products. The brand has been loyal to their original philosophy and have been working with some of the same producers for over 20 years - ensuring continuous and solid economic and social growth for a large number of people.
Since 1996 Pachamama have been trading in handmade wool products from Nepal, and are proud to be a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops & Suppliers (BAFTS).
Based in London, Pachamama donates a minimum of 10% of the profit on all sales to Net4Kids, an international charity working in Nepal, whose mission is to give underprivileged children a better future through sustainable help. For more information, go to net4kids.org.