Nester Hosiery and Farm to Feet

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Nester Hosiery designs and manufactures the most innovative socks in the world – for mountaineers, firefighters, military personnel, athletes, and anyone who loves a perfect pair of socks.

Our manufacturing center is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mount Airy, North Carolina. We are a family owned, environmentally responsible company that goes the extra mile to provide a healthy, safe working environment.


  • To produce the world’s finest sock for every application: functional, durable, and all day, every day comfortable

  • To use innovative designs and the highest quality yarns, knit on the most cutting-edge equipment

  • To ensure extraordinary service: real time inventory tracking, on time delivery, and overtime attention to customer specifications

  • To provide an environment that fosters a strong local community: providing full-time careers to our hardworking Mount Airy neighbors

  • To cultivate a global following: fostering loyal, long-term relationships with customers and suppliers

As a locally owned and operated company with a global presence, Nester is committed to protecting our planet through sustainable manufacturing and distribution processes. As a key supplier to the outdoor industry, we believe minimizing our environmental impact is vital to our customers and community as well as essential to the success of our business.

Our goal is to both manufacture and source quality socks that meet our customers’ technical and environmental requirements, take advantage of sustainable materials when possible, and require the least amount of energy, water and waste to produce.

Farm to Feet is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible.

Farm to Feet was launched in 2013 by Nester Hosiery, a leading U.S. manufacturer of performance merino wool socks.

By having its supply chain completely with in the U.S., Farm to Feet can ensure the highest quality of materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. The American sourced merino wool is grown by American Sheep Industry ranchers. After shearing, it is processed into clean wool top by Chargeurs Wool in Jamestown SC. From there, the wool is spun into yarn by spinners like Kent Wool in Pickens, SC and National Spinning in Burlington, NC. After spinning, the yarn arrives at our sustainability-focused manufacturing facility in Mt. Airy, NC and knit into socks. It doesn’t get much better than that to go from the Farm to Feet.

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