How do you get down off a bison? It apparently involves socks…

NEWS – I know that geese have down that are used in making pillows, but I never knew that bison had down, did you?  Apparently bison down can be used to make warm, cushy, and durable yarn when combined with merino wool.  This yarn incorporates 18% nylon and 2% spandex with the 56% merino wool and 24% bison down and is then made into socks that keep your feet toasty and dry.

These socks from United by Blue use bison down because it is softer than cashmere and warmer than wool. They are unisex and fit men’s sizes 9-13 or women’s sizes 10-13.  The socks are machine washable, so you don’t have to make trips to the dry cleaner to care for this wool.  Construction includes a flat toe seam, reinforced heel, and padding for support for ultimate wearing comfort.

United by Blue makes these socks – and even their packaging – completely in the US.  Our environment benefits each time someone purchases these comfy socks, too, because United by Blue cleans a pound of litter from our nation’s waterways for each pair sold.

The Ultimate American Sock by United by Blue is $38.00 a pair from The Grommet.

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