We carry multiple sock manufacturers here at Grahame Fowler original one of our best sellers are Scott-Nichol , The company was founded in the 1930s by John Scott-Nichol and established in Factory Street, Shepshed, Leics, on the edge of the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.
At first it was known as Shepshed Footwear Co Ltd before changing its name to Scott-Nichol in 1946.
The Scott-Nichol family had centuries of experience in the Scottish wool trade and could trace their descent from Sir Walter Scott.
Made at the Pantherella factory in Leicester, in the heart of England, Scott-Nichol socks are all hand-finished to the highest standards demanded by the World’s finest sockmakers. Scott-Nichol use a 'leisure knit’ that is a higher gauge than usually used by Pantherella, and this creates a versatile, leisure sock for the discerning gentleman and lady.
Scott-Nichol Wool socks are knitted from a blend of warm virgin wool taken from a sheep’s first shearing, with a touch of nylon for added fit and longevity.
WOOL IS WATER RESISTANT – Wool fibres are actually hollow with a durable, flexible and water- resistant exterior.
WOOL BREATHES MOISTURE – Aside from resisting most external moisture, wool fibres allow water vapour to pass through [perspiration] so carrying it away from the body for it to evaporate more quickly, thus keeping you more comfortable.
WOOL IS A WONDERFUL INSULATOR – Wool fibres are not perfectly smooth or straight. Instead, they’re curly, which helps produce tiny insulating air spaces that retain more heat.
WOOL IS NATURALLY ODOUR-RESISTANT – Synthetic fibres, like acrylic, begin to retain odours over time. Wool is much more resistant to retaining odours. Sheep’s wool is also naturally resistant to wrinkling and static.