Dress Sock Care Tips

April 20, 2017

Dress Sock Care Tips

  • Use a non-biological, wool-safe detergent for cashmere, wool and wool blends and a color-safe detergent for cottons.
  • Hand wash where indicated (cashmere socks, for example).
  • Turn socks inside-out (except for cashmere) and wash at lowest-temperature possible.
  • Add fabric softener to recondition yarns (except for cashmere).
  • Avoid using bleaches or stain removers.
  • Squeeze gently, reshape, and lay flat to dry.
  • Fold paired socks in half and stack flat or use a drawer organizer to sandwich pairs vertically or roll (but not wad or ball) for better visibility.
  • Group like colors together to avoid color or fiber transfer from one pair to another.
  • Place cedar balls in drawers to deter moths.
  • Match socks to footwear (cashmere should be worn only with light moccasins or soft loafers).
  • Choose a wool/nylon blend, ribbed, or taller sock to avoid sagging.
  • Refrain from walking around in stocking feet.
  • Avoid sharp objects, such as untrimmed toenails, that can cause snags or holes.