ORGANIC GARDEN Organic Cotton Garabo Socks Gobuko Dyed Natural Black (Charcoal Heather) Regular Length Men's / Women's [8-8227]
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|Koryo Town in Nara Prefecture is a sock town that accounts for about 40% of the sock production in Japan. In recent years, the ratio of imports from overseas has increased in the sock industry, and the textile-related company volunteers in Koryo-cho who felt a sense of crisis about this situation established the brand "ORGANIC GARDEN" in 1994. .
As the brand name suggests, organic garden items use organic cotton as the main material. Organic cotton is grown on land that has not been sprayed with chemical fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more, and is cotton that has not undergone any chemical treatment such as bleaching or shrink-proofing. It does not contain chemical substances, so it is gentle on the skin and has a soft texture compared to chemically treated cotton.
These [ORGANIC GARDEN Garabo Socks, Beige x Gobuko Dyed, Charcoal Heather, Regular Length] are socks knitted with organic cotton thread spun by the "Gara spinning machine" developed in Japan during the Meiji period. Garabo's simple, rough, and cute-looking fabric gently wraps your feet. In addition, it has a unique and gentle texture that is hard to find anywhere else.
|Rustic and gentle organic cotton “Garabo” socks
Socks with a rustic and gentle texture
Garabo's Knitted Fabric/Expansion
Wearing example (male, wearing a sample product)
|These "Garabo socks" use yarn spun by a spinning machine called "Garabo spinning machine" in the Meiji period. Garabo yarns are similar to hand-spun yarns, and the twist of the yarn is sweet and the thickness is uneven, so it is characterized by its excellent water absorption. You can wear it regardless of the season!
The softly spun yarn of Garabo is overflowing with warmth, which is a big attraction. However, because the thickness of Garabo yarn is very uneven, it is also a difficult material to knit. At Organic Garden, the low-speed knitting machine is finely adjusted for the Garabo yarn, and it is carefully knitted.
In addition, it is knitted using gray threads dyed with natural dye Gobaishi, and the organic cotton and gray give it a richly expressive marbling. These socks are easy to match with any bottoms, such as jeans, skirts, and cotton pants.
|A Rare Japanese Unique Spinning Machine "Gara Spinning Machine"
|The Gara Spinning Machine (Gara Spinning Machine) is a spinning machine unique to Japan that was developed in 1873 by Gaun Tacchi (1842-1900), an inventor and former monk born in Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture. Machine. It is called by this name because it makes a rattling noise when it is in operation.
The yarn spun by Garabo is loosely twisted and uneven in thickness, making it very similar to hand-spun yarn. From the mid-Meiji period onwards, western-style spinning machines that were capable of spinning evenly and faster appeared, and the number of Gara spinning gradually decreased. Currently, only a few machines in Aichi Prefecture are still slowly spinning yarn.
|Notes on ordering and handling
|We make every effort to keep the items in stock, but it may take up to a week to receive the items if they are out of stock or if you have ordered multiple items. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the number of items in stock or when they will arrive.
|95% organic cotton, 3% nylon, 2% polyurethane (rubber material used for opening)
|Two sizes, 22-24cm (ladies) and 25-27cm (men's)