Woman at darn tough folding the Americana socks made in the USAWoman at darn tough folding the Americana socks made in USA

Still Made in Vermont, USA

The “still” in the Still Made in Vermont, USA is a personal thing. We’ve been running the Mill for over 40 years, but Darn Tough Vermont – the sock unconditionally guaranteed for life – started in 2004.

When things were a little rough for American manufacturing, the Cabot family could have taken manufacturing somewhere else, and still made a buck. They didn’t. Instead, we rallied and started knitting the best, most durable sock we could imagine. We made something we could be proud of. We’re still doing that.

An aerial view of the darn tough mill in Northfield, Vermont where we make our socks

Sock Capital of the World

We didn’t make Northfield, Vermont. Northfield made us.

A lot of us call this town our home. It’s beautiful here. But the living’s not always easy – it’s a bit out of the way, seems to get colder than normal, and the cell service is questionable at best.

It’s why this community knits what people consider the best sock they’ve ever worn. Singular focus, in a gorgeous, but tough environment. Quality over quantity – this town has earned it.

"Nobody ever outsourced anything for quality."

Ric Cabot
President & CEO
Master technician Adnan fixing a knitting machine at our mill in Northfield Vermont
darn tough socks coming down a belt at our mill in America
Woman in Vermont packaging darn tough socks

We Knit a Longer Lasting Sock

Owning our process feels good, and it puts our destiny in our hands. Unconditionally guaranteeing a sock for life requires a level of diligence we cannot surrender. Our socks are more durable than they were before. They will be more durable than they are now. We have yet to produce our best sock.

We have yet to produce our best socks, written where we knit our usa made socks
Steve with his big smile and a Boston red socks t-shirt
One Family
Steve M. — Knitter

Knitters are on their feet all day maintaining our knitting machines. To Steve, proudly sporting no show socks and his big smile, that’s a perk. A former football captain, he likes to keep moving, keep busy, whether that’s in the Mill or at home growing vegetables, especially string beans. His favorite, mom’s recipe.

Staff Picks
Rachel — Floater

In her 18 months at Darn Tough, Rachel has done a little bit of everything – including master the art of gift giving. Although she wears many hats, her responsibilities as a floater require that she also wear socks (and closed toe shoes for safety). But she’s always on the hunt to find socks for her friends and family – like the Duck Duck Moose – which honors nature in New England. And because, Rachel says, they’re cute.

Take a Quiz, Find Your Sock

Let us help you find the best sock for you. The Sock Finder is a few simple questions that narrow down some ideal choices. It's quick, easy, and dare we say mildly entertaining.

Your Local Spot

As much as we appreciate your business direct, the stores that carry our socks are part of the family. Many of them took a chance on us when we needed their support, and if you know a Vermonter, you know we never forget when you pulled our car out of the ditch, so-to-speak. Please, give us a zip code, and we can point you to local shops carrying our socks.