Born in 2009, CHUP socks are inspired by the patterns of various indigenous tribes from around the globe.
LAMPAAT: This design is based on the motif of the Fair Isle sweaters, known for their geometric patterns and colorful wool yarns. “Lampaat” is Finnish for “sheep”, and the name, Fair Isles, is said to have it’s origins in Norwegian, meaning islands of sheep.
JOIKU: The traditional songs sung by the Sami people, who herd reindeer and live in Lapland of the far north. These songs are said to contain stories of animals, such as wolves and reindeer, and of nature, such as the moon, sun, rivers, and mountains. “Joiku” are also said to have been composed for those most valuable people, animals, and places.
Each sock is woven to the highest quality through a stocking frame machine, whilst paying utmost care and attention to details on colour and design. The machines used are a traditional low gauge stocking frame machine. On average, a single machine only produces 20-25 pairs a day. Each pair is hand-linked at the toes for a seamless finish. A master craftsman carefully inspect all finished products, to guarantee socks manufactured to an impeccable quality.
These socks use washable Merino wool yarn. Washable wool shrinks less when washed than normal wool. Merino wool is known for its softness and shine, as well as its hypoallergenic properties. Of course, wool is well known for its breathability, making it a superb choice for winter and actually any time that you want your feet not to get too moist.