After the closure of White Oak Cotton Mills in late 2017, we had the privilege to collect packages of yarn from the dyehouse before it was demolished. We rescued several cases of yarn, which turned out to be the selvage ID yarns commonly found through the years in the edge of the selvage denim woven on the Draper X3 looms. Working with our friend Walker McCrary, an NC-based sock and hoisery expert, who helps us ply these packages together with a single white nylon acrylic yarn for elasticity on a twisting frame at Hickory Spinning, and worked with a local sock knitting facility to run twin-cylinder ragg sock production, the same knitting construction as our Warp Ragg Socks
. The result, a collectible-grade pair of socks that merge denimhead culture, art, and clothing. From these packages, we were only able to make thirty (30) pairs, so these are very limited in availability. However, should they sell out, we will produce more, albeit without the same story. Since we produced the Warp Ragg Socks on a larger size (Men's 7-11/ Women's 9-13), we decided to size down the production for this release (Men's 5-9/ Women's 7-11), to complement the release of the two styles of pants from this collection.