Good replacement for Muji recycled yarn socks?
December 6, 2020 10:15 AM Subscribe
My spouse and I are seeking a replacement for Muji recycled yarn socks. These socks "are discontinued and will not be back in stock". My spouse writes: "I’ve worn these socks for about 15 years without finding anything similar, and my last sets (purchased around 2018) are wearing out." He really loves these - help us find a suitable replacement?
My spouse writes:
My spouse writes:
I’ve worn these socks for about 15 years without finding anything similar, and my last sets (purchased around 2018) are wearing out.I also saw this post saying "The fabric content is 70% polyester, 28% cotton and 2% spandex in the US. In the UK they use elastane instead of the spandex." We are in the US and always bought the socks in the US.
Searching the web and Etsy for “yarn socks”, the socks I see are mainly of the fuzzy-and-warm variety. These socks are neither fuzzy nor warm. They are most comfortable during hot or cool weather, and their defining feature to me is their smooth texture, where other socks feel at least somewhat rough to the touch.
According to a Muji product listing, these socks are made out of “leftover factory thread”, not yarn per se. This thread was presumably leftover from the manufacture of Muji’s regular sock line, which I have tried and don’t like. The use of recycled materials is not important to me, though it could explain why no one else makes socks like this.
I’ve more or less given up finding stockpiles of these socks. I have an eBay alert set up which hasn’t turned up anything. These socks are still listed on online stores that used to sell them, such as the MoMA Design Store, but those stores no longer have them available for purchase.
If there’s a standard term for this type of sock, I’d like to know the term so I can shop for socks like these. If not -- if Muji recycled yarn socks were a byproduct of a production line that has since been optimized -- I’d like recommendations for products that may give a similar feel.