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A guide to Australian Made Socks

Welcome to Casual Classic’s first-ever guide – a showcase of Australian brands and mills creating world-leading socks for men.

Humphrey Law Socks


  • The Australian Sock Specialist
  • 100% Australian owned and operated
  • Predominately natural yarns like wool and cotton
  • Sock designs tend to be conservative and traditional
  • Known for their ‘Health Sock’, eliminating the need for a tight elastic top
  • ‘Solve Foot Problems’ helps you identify the socks you need (
  • Supply socks to the Australian Defence Force

Lindner Socks


  • Small regional business since 1730
  • Knitted using traditional techniques at their Crookwell, NSW factory
  • Predominantly wool fibres (Merino)
  • Hand finished and inspected for quality
  • Great range of socks to suit different shoes, boots and conditions
  • From thin to thick wool socks
  • “Loose top” socks for those who prefer no elastic at the top


“Quality socks since 1986”

  • Australian owned and most socks are still made in Australia
  • Trademark Tough Toe – No-holes, no quibbles one-year replacement guarantee
  • Huge range of styles and patterns
  • Casual, to dress, to sports and hiking
  • Various fabrics from cotton to bamboo
  • Most come in a range of sizes from Womens to Mens
  • Fun sub-brand called Loco –

CompuKnit Hosiery / Soxy Beast

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  • One of the leading Australian sock manufacturers since 1994
  • Supports local brands and designers with Australian made socks
  • ‘Australian Made’, & ‘Ethical Clothing Australia’ accredited
  • Wide range of fabrics, from Natural (Wool, Cotton, Silk) to Man Made fibres (Nylon, Polyester, Coolman, Acrylic and Bamboo)
  • Manufacturers of Wool, School, Dress, Sports and Novelty socks
  • Many of the brands featured in this post use Compuknit Hosiery as their manufacturer


Australian merino wool socks since 1991

  • One of Australia’s largest suppliers of socks.
  • Supporting the Australian wool industry
  • Business, sport wears and Boot specific socks
  • Knitted to provide a full terry finish on all socks

Bull Road Socks

Australian made wool socks made for hard workers

  • Made tough, loved by farmers, construction workers and tradies
  • Comfortable and warm wool socks
  • A practical range of socks including light summer socks, heavyweight boot socks, office socks, outback socks to circulation thin socks
  • Small business, run by John ‘The Sock Man’ Geltch.

The Odd Sockery

Bringing sock making back to Clones… one pair at a time!

  • Beautifully made socks made on an antique Gearheart Circular Sock Knitting Machine, dating back to 1904
  • Hand-cranked and hand-dyed
  • Lovely range of solid, striped and dyed colours!

Bruce Goose

“Socks that make you smile! “

  • A family-owned business since 1987.
  • Shoppers at Melbourne’s QV market will be well familiar with the store
  • All socks are Australian made
  • A range of fun designs, from bright to novelty
  • Lots of different types, including merino, alpaca wool, bamboo, loose tops to high socks.


“Life-changing Bright & Colourful Socks”

  • 100% of net profits are donated to their social causes.
  • When you buy a pair of UPsocks, you’re helping an amputee to restore their freedom of human mobility
  • Unique designs created in collaboration with local Australian designers
  • A range of sizes from 35 to 47 EUR
  • Social Traders certified
  • Ethical Clothing Australia certified
  • Registered Charity

Otto & Spike

Ethically made Australian knitwear

  • Ethically made knitwear since 1987
  • Features many iconic Australiana designs
  • Not just socks, all manner of knitwear including beanies, gloves and scarves

Mongrel Socks

“Real natural fibre socks! Real pure wool socks! Made from certified Tasmanian Grown, Non-Mulesed Merino. Happy sheep = happy feet!”

  • 100% Pure Merino Tasmanian Wool Socks
  • Made in Tasmania
  • Available in a wide range of colours
  • ‘Tuff Mongrel’ with Wool/Polycolon mix, made for boots and tough wear.
  • eStore carries other brands including Otto & Spike, Possum socks from NZ and more

Natures Socks Australia

Australian made socks for over 25 years

  • Merino & nylon blend socks knitted in Victoria and NSW
  • Merino wool is all sourced from Australian manufacturers & farmers
  • All merino wool processed in Australia
  • Alpaca, Cotton and Bamboo socks are also available
  • Loose top/Health socks for those who prefer less restrictive tops



  • Carry a range of Australian and Italian made socks
  • A big focus on tights and hosiery, but the Unisex/men’s range is respectable and look to be of good quality and construction

Wilderness Wear

Australian Made, Merino Wool Socks, Base Layers & Activewear

  • Sock options are focused on hiking, running, exercise and cycling
  • Merino mix and Bamboo socks in a variety of lengths
  • Have been designing and manufacturing merino wool socks & apparel since 1989
  • Self-manufacturing in Melbourne

Merino Country

100% Australian grown and sewn in Australia

  • Australian owned and operated since 1993
  • Design and manufacture a huge range of merino wear, including Men’s socks
  • Traditional, classic designs

The Sock Factory

Made in WA!

  • Making socks for over 25 years
  • Knitted using Busi Sock Knitting machines from Italy
  • Cushioned foot for soft comfort
  • Wool, , Nylon, Acrylic, Cotton & Lycra blends

Hosiery & Knitting Mills

Fancy yourself a future sock entrepreneur? These Australian mills manufacture socks for local brands.

Retailers & Other Notable Brands

  • Lightfeet – Specialist sports socks designed by podiatrist, and made locally in Australia
  • Clay Active – Fashion forward and sports focused Australian made sports socks
  • Sokhyte – Australian made running & cycling socks
  • Sock Smart – Started as a small store in Queen Vic Market in 1982. A small range of Made in Australia socks
  • Creswick Wool – Well known Australian mill and now label since 1947. Have their own range of merino socks
  • Interknit Branberry – Australian made knitwear since 1939. Small range of Australian made socks
  • Pink Pig Socks – Carry Australian made and Australian designed socks
  • The Print Cave – Made in Melbourne face socks & personalised socks
  • Smitten Merino – Made in Tasmania, with a small range of socks available
  • Socc Shop – Australian retailer carrying some Australian made brands
  • RM Williams – Carry a range of Made in Australia socks under their own brand name
  • I Still Call Australia Home – Australian theme socks, with some made in Australia

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