I’ve noticed on the Fazl made product packaging and on your website it says that Fazl socks are “made from a special blend of synthetic wool.” What exactly is synthetic wool?
We use the term Synthetic Wool to describe the Fazl knitwear products because they aren’t real wool, but rather made from a blend of 80% nylon and 20% acrylic. We use the term wool because we try to capture the fact that our products are super soft and toasty warm, but without the itch and scratch of real wool (especially for those who are allergic). Better yet, our products also last longer because of the strength of the synthetic blend. Lastly, it is significantly easier for our artisans to knit with and they actually prefer it due to the strength of it while knitting.
Are all Fazl made products vegan? I don’t see this anywhere on your website, but it sounds like they are.
Yes! All Fazl made products are 100% vegan!
Our socks, mittens, hats (toques for Canadians) and scarves are made from a synthetic material, so they are 100% vegan. As an FYI, even 100% woollen products almost always contain some nylon or other acrylic material for strength. Without this they would simply unravel right between your toes!
Please note that this only applys to the Fazl products and not the items on the Bazaar. Items provided by other vendors on the Bazaar will have their information within the product item description.
Our bags are also vegan. They are made from recycled tire tube and a canvas material!
I saw in a previous question that you called one of your products a toque? What is that?
Not sure what a toque is, eh?
It’s what we Canadians call a winter hat or a beanie. It keeps our hair and heads from freezing during those arctic-like Winters. Just like our Fazl socks, our toques are also made from a special blend of synthetic wool.
It says your Fazl made Upcycled bags are made from recycled tire tube!?!? Can this be?
You bet it's true! Aside from the hand-stamped fabric, they are made from recycled tire tubes off the streets of Delhi! We never get . . .Tired . . . of saying that. This way you know when you... hit the road... with our bag, you are carrying an environmentally conscious product as well. AND just like our other products, we provide fair, livable wages to our amazing artisans in need!
What is the other part of the bag made from?
How do I wash my Fazl knitwear products?
Scrub-a-dub-dub put them in the tub!
Just kidding, all of our products can be washed in a washing machine ... even our Upcycled bags! We recommend washing them in cold water and hanging them to dry. You can find the washing instructions on the inside of the sock packaging or on the insert that came with your product. You can also find them here as well.
Once again, items on the Bazaar will have their own care instructions provided within the item description, or within the package when it is shipped.
Your sock sizing is in inches... how is that measured and what does this translate to in shoe size?
Because each sock is handmade, we measure from the toe to the heel in inches and then convert this to the common shoe size.
Ex. an Adult XS sock is 8” from Toe to Heel. This means that the base of the sock measures 8 inches from the toe to the heel. This then translates to Women’s shoe size of 5.5 US. You can check out our sizing chart here. If you are looking for a sock/shoe size and are from outside North America, please don't hesitate to reach our via our chat and someone will be more than happy to help.
Are all your socks unisex?
Everybody is unique and so are our designs. Find a sock that suits you... check the sizing chart and start rocking those socks!
How does the sizing work for your Toques?
One size fits all for most adults!
Where do the cool designs come from on the products?
All designs on the socks are indigenous to the local Himalayan people of north India.
The artisans that handcraft the socks know the designs only by memory and pass the patterns from mother to daughter. By continuing to have these products made, the traditional designs of this region are being preserved.
The designs on the toques come from the same original patterns that are traditional to the socks.
The bag patterns are created using hand stamps. This is a traditional Indian technique for creating fabric designs.
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