In the UK, we generate 1 million tonnes of clothing and textile every single year. That’s a whole lot of landfill. And we want to start setting this right, one sock at a time.
Just over half of the old pairs of socks we receive will make their way to developing countries, where they’ll be distributed to communities in need.
The rest of the socks we receive are deconstructed before being given a second chance in life as an industrial textile.
Every time you send us your old socks not only are you helping the planet, you’re upgrading your sock-drawer. All in all, quite the feat.
Refill your box with any old, unwanted socks you might have in your sockdrawer. Reseal the box, pop on the freepost label and send it back to us at The London Sock Exchange
Each pair of socks is sorted and ranked in order of their highest value, so they can be recycled in the appropriate way.
Socks of sufficient quality are sent to developing countries, where they will be distributed to communities in need. The remaining socks are turned into recycled fibres and given a new life as industrial textiles. Socksy.
£60 / year
£15 / quarter