After so many decades why do we still knit every pair of our socks here in Vermont? We don’t do it because it’s the easy thing to do—we do it because it’s the right thing to do. We do it because for us, it’s the only way to do it. There are faster and cheaper alternatives but nobody ever outsourced anything for quality.
Sock Capital of the World
We live and work in Northfield, Vermont. Our backyard is the perfect testing ground to make the finest Premium All Weather Performance Socks. We ski, snowboard, hike, bike, and run in the most unforgiving climate in the lower 48. It is under these conditions that we design, test, and manufacture our socks.
Ethical Merino Wool
We want you to feel good about buying your socks from us: good about the way they feel, good about the way they perform, and we trust, good about supporting a Vermont-made, American brand, including the raw materials used to make them.
We believe Merino Wool is one of the best materials for manufacturing our Darn Tough Vermont socks, and to that end, we source only the finest merino wool available.
We source our Merino Wool from America and around the globe and we hold our material suppliers to the same high standards and values as we do ourselves. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that Darn Tough Vermont receives only sustainably sourced Merino Wool from sheep that are not exposed to the practice of mulesing.
In addition, we support the development of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), an emerging international standard that protects animal welfare, provides assurances that farmers follow sustainable land management practices, and ensures traceability throughout our entire supply chain. We’ve begun shifting our material base to RWS-certified Merino Wool and we’re committed to adopting RWS for 100% of our Merino Wool as soon as supply becomes available.
We’re proud of the socks we make at Darn Tough Vermont. We’re proud of where and how we do it, and hopefully, you’ll agree, that’s something to feel good about.