Long Orkney Angora Leg Warmers
Hand wash in warm water or use wool wash cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape whilst drying.
Due to the hand dyed factor, color imperfections are possible.
Soft and silky, angora fiber has a fluffy halo and hollow fibers that create a fantastic thermal wool. Its super cozy properties can be beneficial for arthritis and other cold-induced aches and pains. Angora fiber can only be produced by Angora rabbits (Angora goats produce mohair) and grooming their fur is a necessary part of their health care, they can get hairballs just like cats! There are some great facts about angora wool on its page for the 2009 International Year of Natural Fibers.
We are aware of the concerns about angora sourcing and are actively avoiding angora socks that come from uncertain sources. We have worked with the folks at Orkney Angora since 2004. Until recently they did all of their own rabbit farming and although they now outsource, they keep a close eye on their supplier, even personally checking in to oversee the animals' welfare to make sure they can provide cruelty-free socks and warmers. For more information, please view Orkney Angora's statement.
Fashioned to fit the leg, they're wider at the top, with a stretch of about 19 inches, but the bottom half (from the cuff to 11 inches up) stretches to only about 12 inches.