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  • How do we make our socks "slip proof"

    Hi everyone!!

    so basically, i have recently set up a small business selling handmade socks, these socks come in all shapes and sizes. they are made of Nepalese lambs wool (not sure if this impacts on decisions)

    We are looking to make them slip resistant and are currently hitting a wall... we have thought about stitching some sort of custom print on the bottom, but the only thing is we are not sure what material would be the best way to go.

    We have also seen this product called "puff paint" which we are going to give a go..

    Any advice would be muchly appreciated!
    Website: HoneyDogClothing
    Facebook: FunkyChunkySocks
    Wowthankyou (sales): HoneyDogClothing

  • #2
    I have some socks with none slip spots on the soles. They feel like rubber and are stuck well or fused into the wool. I've used puffy paint and it does have that kind of texture. It seems a shame to ruin a pair of socks to see if it works. Maybe just try it on a sample square? You'd have to rub it on carpet a lot and wash it to see if it clings.

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    • #3
      yeahhhhh so the puff paint didnt work, because of the nature of the sock the paint just soaked into the wool.

      Does anyone have any other ideas? we are running at a loss here!?

      Those non slip spots, do you know if you can buy them separately?
      Website: HoneyDogClothing
      Facebook: FunkyChunkySocks
      Wowthankyou (sales): HoneyDogClothing

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      • #4
        I've just pulled my sticky socks out of the washing machine and had a good look. The spots are mechanically spaced so I reckon you must buy them on a sheet. I would also guess you iron them on.
        So....detective work needed to come up with what they're called so they can be googled and haberdashery supliers of weird things need to be dug out.

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        • #5
          Ah ha I've tracked down some names - sticky dots, sticky spots (but they bring up the wrong kind on the first googley pages) giffy grip, slipper gripper, anti slid(e) gripper fabric.
          Does this website point the way? http://sewing.about.com/od/fabricsin...tom-fabric.htm

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          • #6
            What about Sock stop.
            Doesn't seem to be sold i many places but I found some on ebay for you http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SOCK-STOP-...#ht_1046wt_754
            looks like it comes in different colours.
            http://www.samigailsgifts.co.uk/
            Handmade personalised gifts for all occasions created by the art of pyrography
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