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Gentle-Top

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The Gentle-Top is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock. It has a hand-linked toe seam, an elastic-free top and ribbed leg which holds with even pressure. The Gentle-Top is machine washable, durable and comfortable.

The Gentle-Top is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. It is especially suitable for people who have poor circulation, Reynaud’s syndrome and diabetes.

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The Gentle-Top socks

For men, women and children. With an elastic-free top, gentle stretchy rib and a hand-linked toe seam. Can be used as an alternative to the Corrymoor Bedsock or as a flight sock. Hard wearing and will last for ages. Resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions). For women and men. Are available in 16 colours.

Fibre Content: 55% Mohair, 45% JAS Nylon

Why add nylon? Mohair itself has relatively little elasticity and so we add nylon to give extra stretch. The nylon does not detract from the beneficial effects of the mohair.

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  • Mid Calf Yes
  • Smooth hand-linked toe seam Yes
  • Non-elastic top Yes
  • Thickness/Warmth Scale 2 out of 4

Caring for your socks

“In 25 years the mohair fibre and ingredients of your Corrymoor Socks haven't changed…..but detergents and washing machines have.”

So what is the best way to care for your Corrymoors?

  • Do not use detergents containing enzymes—check the detergent packaging
  • Wool wash at 40°c
  • Use a gentle spin (most wool washes will incorporate this into the cycle anyway)
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash dark colours separately at first

A Bit of Science and tips on washing
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibre are flattened and overlay each other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its smooth handle and high lustre and your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.

Mohair has a much greater resistance to shrinking and felting than other natural fibres, but it too finds it hard to resist the action of the protease enzymes found in many of the “low temperature” detergents. Sadly, the enzymes cannot tell the difference between dirt and the protein fibres of the mohair which can ultimately weaken and breakdown resulting in slight shrinkage and felting of your beloved Corrymoors.

For your Information (although we do not recommend you try this out at home)
Corrymoors are dyed in water which reaches boiling point, this is then followed by rinsing AND spinning AND tumble drying!

If you would like to receive your socks without the sock cardboard packaging please click the No option for each item ordered. We will then donate 10p per pair to Practical Action.
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. Please go to their website to see some of their remarkable work.

We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT.

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02-07-2020

Nice Socks

Very nice socks. The burgundy seems a little scratchier than the green colour but hopefully wearing and washing will soften them up.

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    21-01-2020

    Great Socks

    These are my favourite socks! I have them in three colours and they're always the first I grab from my drawer.

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      27-11-2019

      gentle top

      these are always dependable

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      Gentle-Top

      short sock

      The Gentle-Top is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock. It has a hand-linked toe seam, an elastic-free top and ribbed leg which holds with even pressure. The Gentle-Top is machine washable, durable and comfortable.

      The Gentle-Top is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. It is especially suitable for people who have poor circulation, Reynaud’s syndrome and diabetes.

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