Maggie's Organics has Organic Cotton socks, Organic Wool socks, Organic and
Fair Trade Clothing for Women, Men & Kids.
Our Organic Merino Wool is grown by over 100 family farmers in the Chubut region of southern Argentina. Farms are each several thousand acres, as much of the land is arid, with an average of 1 sheep grazing for every 3 acres. These sheep are raised to the same standard as sheep raised for organic dairy and meat and are regulated by the US Organic Rule. Taking the time and effort to understand the overall financial status of our farmers is what we call real fair trade.
Processing wool into finished socks is a long detailed process, and we are involved in each step. We source our Organic Merino Wool through a special top-maker (sheared wool that has been washed and combed) because our work with them helped to perfect the first certified eco-friendly washable wool (anti-felt) for our socks. The process is now certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), and our months of the trial have paid off: Batch after batch of high quality, thick and soft Maggie’s hikers, and new Maggie’s baby wool socks wash and dry great. Just wash your wool socks inside out, and we guarantee they will stay soft.
The spinning of theOrganic Woolfor our Killington's is a true tale of American ingenuity. Once ourorganic wooltops are prepared, we deliver them to the oldest continuous wool spinning plant in North America, in business for over 200 years, and here is where the magic happens. Located a few hours outside of Boston, this plant is teeming with tales of skilled craftsmanship and heritage. Our modern consultants tell us the quality at this generations-old plant remains unsurpassed anywhere. Run by three brothers, we are honored to have our wool pass through their hands.Revitalizing the heritage of appropriate technology, and respecting the hands that create functional goods for our world is what we call real fair trade.