Call me boring — or call me quaintly traditional — but we always give and get socks in my family at Christmas. Doesn’t everybody? Warm toesies are the best… and, hey, socks these days can be cute as a button. I am a super fan of merino wool, and own lots of Smartwool socks, but now, I am happy to know that I can buy merino wool socks from several places Made in the USA — and they are even priced about 25% better than the Smartwool. Thanks to reader Chris, who found Made in America socks from Fox River Mills, which is based in Appleton, Wisconsin, with manufacturing in Osage, Iowa. The company has an expansive line of socks for men, women and children. They also have unfashionably — errr, retro — ragg wool gloves and mittens… and, their socks are used for the famous sock monkey.
More About Fox River:
Fox River® is America’s original sock brand. As makers of the Original Rockford Red Heel®, the Monkey Sock, Fox River’s products date back to the 1880s. But their
socks today aren’t your great grandfather’s socks. Infused with innovative technologies and over a century of experience woven in, nothing beats these socks for performance and comfort. With clever engineering you can feel, there’s no wonder they are guaranteed. Fox River Mills, Inc. is a privately held company manufacturing performance socks by 200 of the friendliest folks in Osage, Iowa.
Link: Fox River. And I see they have free shipping through Nov. 23.
Meanwhile, John Briggs of simply-american.net points to several other Made in America sock manufacturers.:
Pam: Other U.S. made brands are the grandaddy of U.S. sock manufacturers, Wigwam Mills of Sheboygan Wisconsin, Soyad and Zkano. Hope that helps. Stop by my blog, simply-american.net, for other great American made products. All the best, John Briggs
Regarding smartwool — their website says 90% of their socks are knit in the U.S., and that apparel and accessories also may be made in a number of other countries.
And Megan B. from shelterrific.com added this find: Darn Tough socks, milled and manufactured in Northfield, Vermont. Yo, I love these, too, especially because they have all the wild color combos — several shown above — Made in the USA. Megan said she nabbed her pair at Marshalls.
Thanks, Megan. And, keep the recommendations for Made in America products coming, readers, I really appreciate it!