who we are

Sustainability has been a buzz word used by many brands over the last few years. We have been in the sock game over the last 25 years, and although one of our core philosophies was to protect and nurture the environment, we decided to investigate the how ‘sustainable’ we were really behaving. And also figure out – what does sustainability really mean?

After some research we realised that the impact the fashion industry was having on our planet is shocking – from producing over 25% of waste water globally to contributing to the 30ft toxic landfill mountains (that we don’t see) in developing countries. And the most shocking truth was – we were blissfully unaware of this and should have been doing more.

Fast forward two years and meet TORE. Our first step to contribute to a better planet and the world’s first 100% recycled sock. Why recycled? We wanted to combat the two issues that struck us most (i) to reduce our water consumption in production (ii) to reduce waste accumulation.

We have pushed ourselves to make a sock that was even better in quality than our current production lines. The challenge we faced was sourcing recycled materials that possessed the same quality and features as the original but we think we cracked it. TORE is just the start of many more positive improvements across our companies. 

Sustainability has been a buzz word used by many brands over the last few years.

We have been in the sock game over the last 25 years, and although one of our core philosophies was to protect and nurture the environment, we decided to investigate the how ‘sustainable’ we were really behaving. And also figure out – what does sustainability really mean?

After some research we realised that the impact the fashion industry was having on our planet is shocking – from producing over 25% of waste water globally to contributing to the 30ft toxic landfill mountains (that we don’t see) in developing countries.

And the most shocking truth was – we were blissfully unaware of this and should have been doing more.

Fast forward two years and meet TORE. Our first step to contribute to a better planet and the world’s first 100% recycled sock. Why recycled? We wanted to combat the two issues that struck us most (i) to reduce our water consumption in production (ii) to reduce waste accumulation.

We have pushed ourselves to make a sock that was even better in quality than our current production lines. The challenge we faced was sourcing recycled materials that possessed the same quality and features as the original but we think we cracked it.

TORE is just the start of many more positive improvements across our companies.  

Our first goal is to be as transparent with you as much as possible and so we want you to be part of our process from our sourcing, to our production, impact and ethics.

Join our movement and take a step forward to better our planet.

Sockshop Group

We may be the world’s first 100% recycled sock, but you can trust us when we say we know a thing or two about the industry!
We are extremely proud to be a SockShop company, one of the biggest names in online retail in the UK, that has done very little else but live and breathe socks since 1983.

When we created TORE we applied our 40 years of knowledge and expertise to ensure you are getting the best out there.

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