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How one sock carries with it the history of textile manufacturing in the South. There’s a Farm to Feet sock called the Cedar Falls, an extra-thermal, over-the-calf wader sock. This sock has more history embedded into every stitch of wool than you can possibly imagine.

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At North Carolina’s Nester Hosiery, a family-owned business since 1993, people and socks come first. Nester Hosiery’s tagline is this: “We make socks for the world’s toughest critics.” It’s true. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill socks. They’re made with high-quality yarns, they’re knit on the most modern equipment, and they have innovative designs to maximize comfort, functionality, and durability.

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Long-term employees at Chargeurs Wool in Jamestown, South Carolina, are some of the last holdouts from the diminishing textile industry in the U.S. — The wool is always the same, Cliff says. The machines that treat the wool, those are always the same, too. “But it’s the people who are the most interesting,” he says...

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Fred Roberts of Roberts Ranch in Cokeville, Wyoming, comes from a long lineage of sheep farmers. Today, he’s part of a growing resurgence of American wool producers. — Fred Roberts never set out to become a sheep farmer. But he couldn’t help it; it’s in his blood. Before Fred, Roberts Ranch was run by his […]

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