At Exceptio we are committed to producing top-quality knitted socks as we strive to minimise our impact on the environment. From promotional socks, sports socks, own label and brands, we offer the complete sock solution. With over 100 years of experience in delivering a superior product of outstanding quality at the best possible price, Exceptio is one of the leading independently owned sock manufacturers in the UK, and contract manufacturers, of workwear, promotional, performance, sports and lifestyle socks.


At Exceptio we recognise our responsibilities go beyond providing customers with socks that offers excellent quality, high design and great value. Our culture embraces social responsibility and we understand that the choices we make have a genuine impact on the people and the environment around us. Along with our associates, SMETA 4-Pillar status, BSCI overall A rating and ISO 9001:2015 certification all come as standard. Covering environmental, health & safety, social and ethical behaviour we recognise that our responsibilities go beyond providing great socks.

Exceptio is a member of Sedex and complies with its social & ethical trading standards. These standards are based on Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) and the Ethical Trading Initiative’s code and we adhere to the highest levels of compliance regarding working conditions, health and safety, minimum age and working hours.

It is the mission of Exceptio to use sustainable materials, to eliminate hazardous chemicals and to remove all unnecessary plastics where possible. Our Hydrocycled® yarns are certified by the Global Recycled Standard. The GRS is an international standard that sets and verifies recycled content, social and environmental production practices and chemical restrictions.


Our associates in Portugal are GOTS certified – Scope Certificate Number CTV-970435-GOTS-0062023.00 . The GOTS standard stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecological and labour conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials. Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilisers.

Our range of Green Cone® yarns create a more eco-friendly sock.

All our paper is responsibly sourced from sustainable forests and carries the FSC certification mark.

Before dispatch our socks are placed in compostable bags to protect not only your socks but the planet too.

Striving to minimise our impact on the planet, we offer eco-friendly recycled yarns with GRS certification, OCS certified organic cotton, responsibly sourced FSC certified and compostable packaging. Our yarns are also Oeko-Tex STANDARD 100 certified against harmful substances to protect us and our planet.