J. Alex Swift has been manufacturing socks for over 125 years in a small village in Leicestershire by the Swift family specializing in cotton, wool, alpaca and mohair socks. Once a thriving area for the hosiery business, many factories have since shut down but Swift’s has been able to find opportunities and overcome challenges to continue creating socks for many customers in the UK.
Having seen Alpaca wool demand grow exceptionally well over the years with our wholesale customers we decided it was time to have our own website with the opportunity for customers to purchase exclusive designs directly from us – this led us to create a contrast alpaca bedsocks and flecky alpaca walking sock.
Alpaca wool is as strong as silk and as soft as cashmere creating the ultimate luxury sock, as well as being lightweight yet very insulating which allows breathability and moisture absorption, allowing your feet to feel fresh and comfortable in all weather conditions. The entire sock process from knitting to finishing is all done in the UK, supporting other local businesses to produce a British made product which is a big part of who we are as a manufacturer.
When Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK in March 2020 the factory stopped manufacturing for 3 months before slowly reopening and soon found an extremely high demand for high-quality British made products and we have been inundated with wholesale orders since. We pride ourselves on producing products that are sustainable and long-lasting that will be wearable for many years.
For more information and to purchase our products please visit our website www.Jalexswift.co.uk and follow us on Instagram @socksbyswift