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Chaussettes Orphelines offers you socks, clothing and accessories that allow you to combine style and values: all our collections are made from recycling, and not just any socks: sock recycling!!

VALUES

Recycled, Upcycled, Vegan, 100% Made in Europe

CLOTHING

TIGHTS - SOCKS, DRESSES - JUMPSUITS, SWEATERS - CARDIGANS - SWEATSHIRTS, TOPS - BODYSUITS, TROUSERS - PANTS

FOOTWEAR

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ACCESSORIES

HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES

BABIES - KIDS

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SUPPLY CHAIN

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Made in

France

Production

The whole production is outsourced to partner manufacturers.

Other production details

For every hundred socks collected, they send them to the socio-professional integration establishment "Espérance".
At " Espérance ", the socks are sorted by colour. This process avoids dyeing, thus saving water and does not use chemicals.

Packaging / Packing

They use only the necessary packing material to send you their products.

Shipping

Standard shipping options.

SOCIAL IMPACT

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Having 100% of their production in Europe strongly increases chances to have a product made in fair conditions.

Additional information

On top of making products in France, Chaussettes Orphelines is involved in several social initiatives:
- Awareness and reduction of textile waste.
- Social integration of women accommodated in shelters.
- Developing the creativity and concentration of children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
- Socio-professional insertion for people far from work through sock sorting.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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Having 100% of their production in Europe reduces the environmental impact of the brand.

Circularity

100% of their products are made from socks. In 2019, Chaussettes Orphelines invented EASY
RECYCLING or the return label for free recycling: for each purchase on our site you will receive with your purchase a prepaid return label (in metropolitan France). It allows you to return 500 grams of socks free of charge in the envelope of your purchase by depositing this envelope in the mailbox closest to your home.

Recyclability

- Products

100% recyclable.

- Packaging / Packing

100% recyclable.

Additional information

None

MATERIALS

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Materials used to manufacture the products

They use and recycle all materials that socks can be made of such as cotton, wool, polyester, silk, tartan yarn...

Materials characteristics

Recycled and upcycled.

Materials origin

France

For clothes, learn more and check our Fabrics index here

ABOUT

While tidying up her two boys' drawers, Marcia, our designer, discovers a whole bunch of orphan socks: a universal but rarely explained phenomenon!

Not wanting to throw them away and therefore pollute, she decides to cut them up and create beautiful textile pictures, or to assemble them into new clothes.

In October 2008, she presents one of her creations at the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris.

She then founded the association Chaussettes Orphelines to raise awareness of textile waste recycling through the realization of artistic creations made of socks.

The association also has a solidarity goal: anchored in the Goutte d'Or district in Paris, it organizes workshops for the integration of women from the district.

All the creations are made from socks and only from socks.

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Headquarters

Paris, France

Date of creation

2008

Shipping

Worldwide

Last update

May 2021

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Chaussettes Orphelines