What does Darn Tough do with returned socks?
The company’s philosophy is simple: wear out a pair of Darn Tough socks and they will replace them, no ifs ands or buts about it. Typically, worn-out pairs can be returned and replaced at, your local outdoor shop where you purchased them, Darn Tough booths at outdoor events or mailed in.
Where are Darn Tough socks manufactured?
We are one mill. Every step of the knitting process happens right here, by us, locally if you will, in Northfield, Vermont. All-under-one-roof affords us the ultimate in quality and control. It yields a sock that is unparalleled in comfort, durability and fit.
When did Darn Tough socks start?
When Darn Tough CEO Ric Cabot first founded the brand in 2004, he created an honest and unpretentious product line that revolutionized the sock industry by rejecting established norms.
Who owns Darn Tough?
Cabot Hosiery Mills
Cabot Hosiery Mills is a textile manufacturer located in Northfield, Vermont, that makes socks under the “Darn Tough” label….Cabot Hosiery Mills.
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Do Darn Tough socks go on sale?
You typically won’t see us having a sale on our website. We try not to compete with our retailers and let them offer the discounts. Shop local. Find a deal.
Can Darn Tough socks go in the dryer?
Machine wash in warm water on gentle cycle with socks inside-out. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low or hang dry. Do not dry clean.
Is Darn Tough going out of business?
— Darn Tough Vermont, the Northfield-based sock maker, is shutting down its manufacturing operations through March 27 to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Workers will receive full pay and benefits during that time, said Brooke Kaplan, the company’s director of marketing.
Is Darn Tough a small business?
Darn Tough has done more than just survive. It has demonstrated the appeal of small-state manufacturing and consumers’ willingness to pay more for domestically produced goods. The $40 million business sells nearly 5 million pairs of socks a year. Hikers, bikers, skiers, and, yes, hunters buy them.
Does Darn Tough really replace socks?
We unconditionally guarantee our socks for life. If they’re not the most comfortable, durable, best fitting socks you’ve ever worn, return them for another pair. In return, we ask that you submit any warranty claims in the country from which they were purchased.
How often do you wash your Darn Tough socks?
That depends on how long you wear them per use, the activity, climate, and your own comfort level with re-wearing clothing. I’ve found washing them after 2-3 full days of wear to be a good balance. That said, I have some friends who’ve worn them upwards of a month.
Who started Darn Tough socks?
Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills located in the Sock Capital of the World, Northfield Vermont.
Is Darn Tough ethical?
Is the wool you use to make your socks sourced from farms that treat their sheep ethically and humanely? As part of the Responsible Wool Standard, our partners do not harm their sheep in the shearing process in any way and do not practice mulesing. It’s a natural, sustainable process.
Why is it called darning socks?
To darn is to stitch up a small hole in a piece of clothing. Instead of throwing your worn-out socks away, you can just darn the holes in their toes. When you darn your socks or sweaters, you use a needle and thread to close small holes in the woven fabric.
What thread is best for darning socks?
Embroidery floss works for most darning applications, you want to use something that matches the weight of the yarn used in your sock, since embroidery floss is made up of separate strands it is very easy to add or take away however much you need to get the weight to match.
Where does Darn Tough get their wool?
Where do you get your wool? Part of the Darn Tough formula is that we use only the finest merino wool available. With standards so high, we work with select partners to obtain premium wool from North America, Europe and Oceania.
Do you need special thread for darning socks?
You can use any thread. Try to choose one of a similar weight/thickness to the threads the sock is made from. You can use any thread you have on hand or even embroidery thread, but you would probably only need 1 or 2 strands of thread from embroidery thread. You can use yarn for wool socks.
What is best wool for darning socks?
Yarns. 2-ply or 3-ply “darning thread” or yarn works best. I like to ideally use sock yarn – which generally is a wool nylon blend – but you can, of course, use cotton, 100% wool or whatever yarn you have on hand.