A huge demand for mohair socks in Japan has helped a small Northumberland firm to increase its profits, The Journal reported on 25 July.
Based near Newcastle, Capricorn Mohair Socks received their largest order ever, worth £11,500, for more than 2,500 pairs of socks from a Japanese firm that had seen their products at the Scottish Trade Fair in January.
The Japanese enthusiasm for UK-made products has helped Capricorn’s annual sales exceed £100,000.
The firm sources local mohair from angora goats. It is then spun into yarn, knitted and dyed.
Photo: Capricorn Mohair Socks are sourced from Northumberland.