Socks Care Guide by Cotstyle
For Cotton Socks
At Cotstyle, we create some of the finest socks in the country, and across the world. Our socks are made of premium quality cotton, and undergo stringent quality standards from start to finish. We love creating luxurious comfort for your feet and take utmost care of each pair of socks till it reaches your doorstep. Keeping this in mind, we suggest few ways in which you can care for your socks that will make them stay in fine condition even after several washes, and continue to bring you joy.
Remove the Label Carefully
Before using the socks, please cut the thread used to attach the label/rider with a pair of scissors. Do not try to remove the label by breaking the thread with your hands to avoid damaging the socks.
Wash With Love
- To make matters easy, we provide wash instructions on a label with each of our socks that you should follow very carefully.
- Use room temperature or cold water to wash the socks.
- Use the right detergent when washing the socks; avoid very harsh chemicals. Woolen socks will last much longer if you use detergents specifically meant for woolen clothing. For cotton socks, it is suggested you use colour-safe detergents such that the colour lasts longer and doesn’t fade easily.
- Always wash the socks inside out (except Woolen Socks). This ensures that the lustre lasts longer.
- Rinse the socks in clear water (room temperature or cold).
- You can choose to soak the socks in a fabric softener of your choice, post wash (not applicable to Woolen socks)
- Tumble-drying our socks is a strict no-no, owing to the nature of the yarn used to manufacture the socks.
- Do not brush the socks while hand washing.
- Do not pull the yarn if any thread is visible outside; cut the thread to the shortest possible length using a pair of scissors.
- Always store your socks in pairs, which will make it easier for you to locate them; unless you wish to begin a new fashion trend of oddly paired socks.
- You can fold / roll the pair together and place it carefully in a sock drawer.
- While storing try not to fold the socks too much or bundle them in a ball, as this might damage the fibre or cause the socks to stretch too much.
- It is recommended that you group your socks by colour, by placing dark shades with other dark shades, and light shades with light. This will help avoid any possible transfer of different coloured fibres.
- Use cedar balls to protect from moths or other insects.
Choose your Socks Wisely
- Choose the right fit for your socks, by following our Size Guide.
- Choose the right thickness and fabric for your socks, depending on the weather conditions of the city you live in, and the purpose of use.
- If you like a style / pair of socks, we suggest you buy more than one pair of the same socks such that in case one of the socks gets damaged, you can pair it with one from the other pair.
- We suggest you don’t restrict yourself when it comes to colours and patterns; go crazy with our extensive collection of designer socks.
Choose your Shoes Wisely too
- While it is important to choose the right fitting shoe, take further precaution by choosing the right material of shoes to be paired with the appropriate fabric of socks.
- If you wear heavy boots or leather shoes, choose a thicker pair of socks; conversely if you wear suede / light cloth / mesh shoes, choose from our fine and super fine collection.
- Lighter fabric worn with heavier shoes or vice versa, will not only cause damage to the socks, but discomfort to your feet.
For Woolen Socks
Cotstyle uses the finest quality Merino and Woolen wool to bring you premium quality woolen socks. These premium socks require special care in order to continue giving you warmth and comfort for a long time.
Washing your Woolen Socks
- We suggest always hand-washing your Woolen socks, and following the instructions on the label.
- Machine wash or Dry Clean is a no-no. These actions cause your Woolen socks to get brittle and causes felt, also stripping them off their lustre.
- Do not use harsh detergents or bleach on your Woolen socks. It is suggested to use special detergent / liquid meant for woolen socks.
- You may soak your socks in the liquid detergent for upto five minutes and then rinse them well in warm water.
- Do not wring or scrub the socks; you can squeeze out excess water by squeezing them gently.
Post-Wash Care for Woolen Socks
- Once you have squeezed out excess water, put your socks to dry immediately.
- Dry your socks on a flat surface away from sunlight.
- Do not tumble dry.
- While putting them to dry, do not bundle up the socks. Keep them flat and reshape them. This way you do not need to iron your socks, which causes damage, and saves the socks from wrinkles or stretching.
Storing your Woolen Socks
- Store your Woolen socks with other plain clothes or socks.
- Store the pair folded together, to avoid losing one from the pair. Do not tie them together or roll them in a ball.
- Place cedar balls along with the socks to avoid insects / moths from damaging your socks.
Caring for your Woolen Socks
- Cashmere and Merino wool, although luxurious, is very delicate in nature.
- In order to make your socks last long, we suggest using Woolen socks with lighter boots, shoes and comfortable slippers. Use of these socks with heavier boots might cause early damage.
- When storing or carrying your socks, keep Woolen socks along with plain clothes/socks or blunt objects. Avoid keeping them with clothes/objects that might cause friction or pull at the woolen fibre.
Bobbling of Woolen Socks
- Bobbling or Pilling of Woolen socks is a natural process that occurs with all natural fibres.
- It could be more or less in specific socks depending upon the dye used, the knit of the fabric, or how much the socks are worn.
- The pilling can exaggerate by use of certain conditioners or detergents.
- These “bobbles”, which are basically fibres sticking out, can be removed by hand or a special comb or device meant for the purpose. Do not try to cut the bobbles with a scissor as it may damage the socks.
By caring well for your Woolen socks, you will notice that the socks get softer and more comfortable the more you wear them.