Iris Rainbow Stripe Regenerated Cotton Socks get their name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. These eco-conscious earthy red, deep purple, blue, gold, orange, and olive striped socks will soon be a favorite. We love the colors in Iris Rainbow Stripe Regenerated Cotton Socks and feel good wearing socks made with good Earth-friendly-intentions.
*85% 2nd Nature Regenerated Cotton, 10% Nylon, 5% Elastic
Large approximately fits U.S. men's shoe 8-12.5 and women's shoe 10-12 ; European 43-46 (men) and 41-43 (women).
Made in the USA.
*Regenerated cotton is spun by a "throwing" company using scraps of new cotton cloth left over from clothing manufacture waste. This process is called cotton "regeneration" because it creates new yarn from pre-consumer fabric that is otherwise bound for the incinerator. T-shirt and sweater scraps, in particular, are collected and sorted by color. The cotton is then ground up and re-twisted with a small amount of a "sliver" fiber (acrylic) to give it strength and durability. This is the yarn that used to make the heather, jewel and earth colors in many RocknSocks. Nylon gives the socks cross stretch and elastic is in the top band so the socks stay up. When you buy RocknSocks, you're helping diminish the amount of waste going into landfills as well as saving all the water, chemicals, incinerator emissions, electricity, sewage and transportation energy it would take to make the same things from virgin cotton.
RocknSocks yarns are certified by Oeko-Tex 100 and Made in Green, meaning they are guaranteed to be free of harmful chemicals and are manufactured under strict social standards.