Recently the European parliament announced plans to make the durability, sustainability, and reparability of products a bigger priority as part of the drive towards a more circular economy. Whilst the planned legislation seems to be taking longer than planned, its arrival would mean the biggest step yet towards tackling these issues and a huge win for the right to repair movement. But what will it look like in reality, and what are the issues at play?
Socks are one of those things we tend not to think about until something goes wrong. Holes in toes are irritating for an entire day, and losing a favoured sock can be a tragedy. Because socks are pretty cheap, we don’t tend to give their longevity a lot of thought. But how long are socks supposed to last? And is it ever possible to have a pair of socks for life?