Marko John's socks are made by a family-owned firm that has been making superior quality socks since 1895.
MJ's are made from 90% cotton and 10% man-made fibres, dyed and spun in England (just outside Manchester) using traditional methods. We have found this blend offers the optimum comfort, structure and durability.
Each sock is knitted, line by line, into a cylinder shape from toe to heel. At each change of cotton colour, the weaving is stopped and tied off before the new colour is tied in. This takes longer than normal socks, but it makes the structure of each sock stronger.
The socks are shaped to ergonomically fit your feet, to fit snugly into the bridge with a slight bulb shape for the heel, making each pair of MJ's wonderfully comfortable.
As well our bright and bold colours, we're very proud of the fact that each one of our socks is hand-linked. This means that the cylinders referred to above are transformed in to socks by hand.
Each cotton fibre is linked between the opposite strands, which is a time-consuming process, but it results in a seamless toe which is not only superior in comfort but also in strength. We also think it’s good that a craftsman has been involved in making your socks. After all, they know what makes a comfortable sock better than a machine.
After the socks have been knitted and linked, they move onto finishing. Again, this is not a process most socks ever have the pleasure of and is something we do in our efforts to make you the best possible socks. The cotton strands are trimmed (leaving a little on the inside to make them stronger), the seamlessness of each toe is checked and every sock is inspected to ensure only the finest socks make it into our packaging.