Durable socks

In a world where overconsumption is becoming commonplace, opt for slow fashion with sustainable socks to consume better and limit the negative impact of the textile industry. Indeed, we have become accustomed to considering socks as a disposable product. The problem is that the recurrent purchase of socks of modest quality comes from the other side of the world, with a significant carbon impact, both for their production and for transportation. In order to change this consumption, invest in quality socks, with an ethical and ecological production. They are more expensive, but their durability makes them more economical. Sustainable alpaca wool socks have many advantages that we invite you to discover. 

The slow fashion

We live in a world where the textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world. It alone accounts for 20% of water pollution and produces 1.2 billion tons of CO2, which is more than the shipping and airline industry combined. The new monthly collections of ready-to-wear brands push us to buy excessively and to easily replace our old clothes, which leads to a phenomenon of overconsumption. Indeed, 80 to 100 billion clothes are produced and sold every year worldwide and many of them will end up incinerated or thrown away after being worn, on average, only 7 times.

Most of us buy clothes on a whim or for pure pleasure without realizing the socio-ecological consequences.
Slow fashion wants to reverse this trend. This mode of responsible consumption favors the quality of clothes over their quantity while respecting their mode of production. In contrast to overconsumption, eco-responsible clothes are produced in small quantities in order to limit overproduction, thus waste and pollution. They are made of durable and quality materials in order to keep them for a long time and to better reason their consumption in terms of textiles.

The price of sustainable clothing is therefore justified by the choice of these materials, a fair remuneration of the workers and a production carried out under good conditions, with a real know-how.
In order to have a positive impact or at least to limit the negative effects of fast fashion, nothing is better than adopting ethical fashion. Here are 8 tips for better consumption:

1) Favour second hand clothes: In order to get rid of the clothes lying dormant in our wardrobes, many platforms such as Vinted, Patatam and Ethic2Hand exist. These are a sustainable solution against fast fashion and allow you to buy in an economical and ecological way while enjoying yourself. If you don't like buying on the internet, thrift stores are a good alternative.

2) Renting clothes: If you want to wear an unusual item of clothing for a specific occasion, there is nothing better than renting your outfit. This limits our expenses while consuming ethically and responsibly, without getting tired of dressing up.

3) Clothing exchange: Exchanging clothes is a way to get rid of our old outfits and renew our wardrobe without it costing us a cent!

4) Giving a second life: Sewing up holes or reinventing old clothes contributes to slow fashion. This creative, enjoyable and satisfying step allows you to make new from old.

5) Donate your clothes: It is important to get into the habit of donating your clothes rather than throwing them in the trash. This gives new life to your items and helps people in need.

6) Buy local: Buying local helps the regional economy and avoids long transportation of items.

7) Maintain your clothes properly: In order to increase the life span of your items, read their label correctly, respect what it says and avoid too much machine washing.

8) Favour the purchase of sustainable clothing: If you wish to buy new clothes, favour ethical and sustainable fashion. Find out where and how your garment was made, and if it is made of natural materials. If you follow the above tips, you will undoubtedly be able to save money to buy better quality clothes, produced with respect for people and the planet. To find brands committed to slow fashion, the mobile application Clear Fashion guides you perfectly in your choices.
BellePaga, a ready-to-wear company specialized in alpaca wool, places the respect of workers and animals at the center of its concerns. In fact, in addition to being an animal with almost no ecological impact, the alpaca that provides us with its wool lives in the Andes Cordillera, its natural environment, without any barriers. Its wool is sheared once a year, in spring, and then sent to Peruvian and Bolivian workshops, where local experts make and hand-finish BellePaga products. From there, they are sent to Belgium, without any other intermediary.
The creators of the brand, Guillaume and Arnaud, regularly check the good working conditions of their collaborators as well as their fair remuneration.

Each product is presented in an ecological packaging and the diversity of the color of the alpaca wool allows a minimal or zero use of chemical dyes, often allergenic.

BellePaga, by putting Man, the planet and traditional know-how at the center of its concerns, offers ethical products that each have a story and a positive impact on these three points.

To learn more, go to Our Values. Discover our alpaca wool products on www.bellepaga.com.

Durable alpaca wool socks

BellePaga's durable alpaca wool socks are of the highest quality. Each sock is finished and checked by hand for a perfect finish. Alpaca fiber is 4 times stronger than sheep's or cashmere wool, does not pilling, and wears very slowly. It is therefore the ideal fiber for textiles that are subjected to harsh conditions such as socks. Our durable Alpaca socks will remain in perfect condition for many years. Alpaca is known for its insulating power (7 times warmer than sheep's wool) and thermoregulation. Indeed, its wool allows it to withstand extreme temperature variations.
Our durable BellePaga Alpaca socks, although thin and elegant, will keep your feet warm and at the right temperature without making you sweat.

These durable socks can be worn on a daily basis, but can also be worn for skiing or hiking. Indeed, thanks to their thinness, they will be ideal to wear under your usual thick socks
These durable socks are specially designed to give you a unique feeling of comfort and softness. Indeed, unlike other wools, Alpaca wool is very soft and does not sting. It is very comfortable to wear next to the skin and is suitable for the most sensitive skins. Alpaca has more than 20 officially recognized color variations, so there is less need for artificial dyes. In addition, Alpaca wool does not contain lanolin, an allergenic substance that can cause reactions in the most sensitive individuals.

Our durable Alpaca wool socks are soft, thin and stylish. Alpaca will keep your feet warm while offering finesse and elegance to your look. With our wide range of colors, patterns and lengths, they will match perfectly with any of your clothes, and any type of shoes. BellePaga's durable socks are hand-knit, and some are seamless for maximum comfort.

Our durable Alpaca socks also let your feet breathe and greatly reduce perspiration and odor.
This is because Alpaca fiber is a thermoregulating fiber. In addition, we have a collection that includes bamboo fiber, known for its absorbent properties and softness. No more humidity, especially from perspiration. Your feet will breathe and enjoy ideal comfort all day long. Bamboo is also a fiber that provides natural protection against bacteria and reduces odor formation.

In fact, thanks to the thermoregulatory properties of our materials, your feet breathe better and sweat less. BellePaga's durable socks are very good at wicking moisture away from the skin.
The comfort of our socks is our priority. In order to ensure that our socks are as comfortable as possible, each of our Alpaca wool socks is hand-knit. This technique is rare and allows us to be much more precise in the finishing than a traditional machine with rewinding. This guarantees that no seam will be noticeable.
This will be felt directly, and especially as the hours go by. They will bring you an exceptional comfort, you will not be able to do without them!

Thanks to our wide range of colors, patterns and lengths, they will match perfectly with each of your clothes, and each of your shoes.
They are available in 3 lengths (short, mid-calf, and long), and in over 10 stylish colors chosen for you.

Maintenance of alpaca wool socks

Thanks to the fantastic resistance of Alpaca fiber (4 times more than sheep's wool!), our durable socks are very resistant to wear and tear and have a long life. You can keep them for years and easily wash them in the washing machine on a wool program or at 30 degrees with the rest of your clothes. Moreover, Alpaca socks hardly pellet at all with each wash, unlike cashmere or sheep's wool. Your durable socks will stay like new for many years.
Finally, BellePaga uses natural dyes directly from the animal's wool or mineral pigments, which are much more resistant than chemical dyes and much more environmentally friendly. The natural colors do not fade over time.
If you want to know more about how to care for your durable Alpaca socks, visit our Care page.

Try these exceptional durable socks and order them for women and men!

Also check out all the other Alpaca wool products in our women's and men's collection.