What’s SO special about Mohair?
Mohair is the fleece produced by Angora Goats and has been prized for thousands of years as a natural fibre with extra special qualities. Renowned for its strength and durability, mohair has a wonderful lustre and can be dyed bright, vibrant colours. The fibres of mohair are many times more resistant to abrasion than other natural fibres including sheep’s wool, alpaca and cashmere. Socks made from mohair last longer, don’t felt and are much more difficult to wear out. Also, mohair fibres are smooth and don’t trap bacteria which cause smells and bad foot health:- no bacteria - no smell!
Angora Goats originated in the mountainous regions of Turkey but are now farmed in many other parts of the world including South Africa, Texas, Lesotho, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. British Angora Goats, although relatively few in number, produce excellent quality mohair and are farmed to very high welfare standards.
Why choose Corrymoor socks?
Corrymoor Farm is a family run organic farm in South West UK. They have been breeding champion Angora Goats since 1988 and have been making top quality mohair socks since 1992 and farm the pastures and woodland to the exacting Organic Standards of the Soil Association. The farm is part of the “Red Tractor Scheme” of farm quality assurance and the goats have high herd health status.
The animals enjoy the “Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare”:
- Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
- Freedom from Discomfort
- Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
- Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour
- Freedom from Fear and Distress
Corrymoor Angora flock has won numerous prizes at shows and so you can be sure that you are getting champion socks from champion goats.
Corrymoor Socks are wonderfully comfortable. The mohair is specially selected for its quality and softness and the socks are shaped for comfort by craftsmen using traditional machinery in England. They stay up in your shoes or boots and don’t end up in a heap!
Corrymoor Socks are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Any moisture from your feet quickly wicks away through the mohair and the socks are easy to wash. They don’t shrink or felt unless you go crazy with your washing machine!
Corrymoor Socks are good for your feet. Mohair fibres are naturally smooth and make it difficult for foot bacteria to build up causing problems with foot hygiene and health. Chiropodists and Podiatrists recommend Corrymoor Socks.
Corrymoor Socks can be worn by people with sensitive skin. Lots of people who can’t wear sheep’s wool CAN wear mohair socks.
Corrymoor Socks are hard wearing and last for ages. The mohair fibres are at least 3 times more resistant to rubbing than wool fibres.