Keep your toes warm this winter!

Winter is here and the mornings are getting frosty and the evenings have a distinct chill. Thick coats and chunky jerseys will keep your body warm, but with the dark and cold descending, keeping our extremities warm becomes more of a challenge! A good pair of gloves are a stylish and practical way to keep your hands toasty, but cold toes are something everyone wants to avoid! Here are some tips for choosing the best socks to keep you warm on chilly winter days:   Say no to cotton socks! Those in the know all agree – cotton socks are not suitable for keeping your feet warm when outdoors! Feet sweat a lot when doing outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, climbing or trekking around the farm. Cotton socks absorb this moisture and keep it next to your skin, creating a film of water on your feet. When this cools it can leave your feet wet, cold and uncomfortable.  Not only that, wet cotton socks are also more prone to causing friction and blisters which can put a serious dampener on your day!   Mohair and merino are best The natural fibres of mohair and merino wool are super absorbent and insulating, ideal to keep your feet warm and comfortable throughout winter. Mohair and merino fibres are hydrophobic and hydroscopic meaning that they can both repel and absorb water at the same time. They are able to help manage foot moisture as they pull water vapor away from the skin. This means that your feet sweat less as the vapours can evaporate into the air instead. Unlike normal...

A Gift for Mom

A quick little note to say that there’s a special treat for the mom in your life – 20% off the following ladies socks until Sunday 14 May only.  Hurry hurry! Use the coupon code: I-love-my-mama  in the coupon field on the CHECKOUT page. Only the following socks are valid for this promotion: Mohair Walker socks Free Range mohair socks Damasc bamboo socks Elle bamboo socks Tjerrie frilly knee high socks Dolly dotty mohair socks Abigal knee high mohair...

Stylish men wear Mohair

Did you know that the mohair yarn is universally considered a style statement in men’s fashion? Mohair is the favoured yarn for many fashion designers because the fibre is super soft, durable, absorbent and lightweight, making it perfect for those statement pieces, from scarves and socks to stylish three-piece suits. It is often called the ‘diamond thread’ because the mohair strands can reflect the light, making it a highly desirable fibre for formal suits. In fact, many men’s dress suits and wedding suits will have mohair in the fabric blend. When it comes to the perfect suit nothing beats mohair for its feel or its look. And, because of the superior quality of the yarn, mohair blends have an unbeatable richness of tone that make them stand out, even in a well-dressed crowd! But it’s not every day that you need a formal suit for a fancy occasion, so it’s good to know that mohair style is not only for suits. We all know that for most guys having a strong sock game is another way of separating the men from the boys, and having the right socks in your wardrobe is a must. Statement socks can add a quirky, offbeat look to any office attire, while simple dress socks are always a good fashion staple. Luckily, we have you covered with our range of men’s urban socks. [link: http://mohairmillshop.com/mens-urban-socks/] They offer something a little more daring than your usual every day socks. Plus, they are naturally hypo-allergenic and odour resistant! When it comes to fashion a well-fitted suit paired with a pair of stylish urban socks can be...

Be Still

We found this beautiful design and it was such a pertinent reminder  – with all the hustle and bustle of getting things ready, getting things finished before Christmas, not to mention all the Christmas shopping  – to just BE STILL. Quiet . Mindful . Just for a moment. Here’s to limiting the frenzy and spending time with your loved ones. (Hint: buy online and get all the shopping done in one shot. There are socks for every person in the family, sheepskin slippers, knitting yarns for chill out time, mohair blankies for bigger pressies – all homegrown and made local in South Africa).   Bring on the calm.     photo credits: cape mohair | iwantthat.co.za | bloglovin.com |...

Early Christmas FLASH SALE

Our little elves are getting things in order, making room for some freshly made socks so we’re giving our loyal followers a flash sale of socks and a few blankets. See featured items on newsletter and look out for the SALE items on the website. Here are a few below. Hurry, while stocks last. SALE ends 11:59pm Saturday 5 November  (South Africa time)          ...

Your dad and his socks

What do your dad’s socks say about him? Are they thin, threadbare, maybe smelly (!). Maybe his socks are full of holes or he wears odd socks? Are they bright and fun, does he like to show them off? Maybe he doesn’t like to stick out too much. He is happy to just be himself. Does he wear special cushioned socks for sport or does he wear his office socks with his hiking boots up the mountain? Chances are, your dad’s socks say a lot more about him than you had ever thought! And more than that, he more than likely doesn’t look after his feet like he looks after your feet! Dads – they’re often the bottom of the food chain. They’d love to be there with you all day more than you know, but many of our dads are in the office, out in the rain, literally building our homes, building our South Africa as we know it. And wouldn’t it be nice, wouldn’t it be GREAT – just to take a minute to tell your dad, or your grand-dad, or that great friend of yours who is a dad to you,  just how much you love him, how much you appreciate him. Tell him that you appreciate everything he does for you, that he has sacrificed for you. He’s not perfect. But he is your dad, and without him you wouldn’t be here. BUT if you want to make him smile, a warm smile  – help him stand taller, a little more comfortable, a little more proud, a little more confident, a little warmer . ....