Saturday, May 07, 2016
Corrymoor's Smell-resistant Socks
Steve and Jenny Whitley keep Angora goats on the Corrymoor Farm in the Blackdown Hills. The goats are shorn twice a year and the mohair fleeces are used to make scarves, jumpers, throws and socks. They started selling their socks on the promise that they would deliver comfort and durability but many of their customers discovered their incredible smell-repelling properties. Customer feedback was overwhelming with many claiming to wear their socks for days without them becoming stiff or smelly. Corrymoor’s smell-resistant sock line retail for between £9 and £14 a pair.
It has been reported people are now competing to see how long they can wear a pair of Corrymoor socks without washing. However, in the interests of skin hygiene despite the odourless nature of the Corrymoor socks, regular washing would be advised.