Hurray! Latex-free, Spandex-Free, Lycra-free SOCKS!

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One thing we take for granted in our everyday life is we will wear socks on our feet. When you are allergic to latex, you may also have a sensitivity to Spandex, Lycra and Elastane which is another name for Spandex. The challenge lies in finding a pair of socks that does not use natural rubber, Spandex, Lycra and Elastane. My solution to the problem was learning to knit socks that only had cotton, or washable wool with nylon. However, it takes me a long time to knit socks. The rubber, Spandex, Lycra and Elastane can cause itching, hives and anaphylaxis so these must be on you list of 100% latex avoidance for survival.

There are now socks available, from a company who listened and addressed our problem. The name is Cottonique. They make them in a natural color and black color. They are:

Latex-free Socks!!!
  • 100% organic
  • pH balanced
  • Chemical Free
  • Dye free
  • Bleach free
  • Formaldehyde free
  • Latex free
  • Spandex free
  • No optical brighteners
  • No silicone softeners

They come in a few different sizes. They fit well and are washer and dryer safe. This company also started manufacturing some socks with Lycra and Spandex so you have to be careful to purchase the correct ones, so if you click here, you will go to the correct socks.

Our prayers have been answered that we can get socks that fit our feet that we don’t have to knit ourselves. Shout from the highest mountain to spread the word so we keep the demand up for these awesome socks! Thank you Cottonique! (

Author: D Green

I am an RN who has had anaphylaxis to latex for 20 years. This has changed my life and the plans I had for me and my family. Since latex in the environment is not able to be seen, latex avoidance is difficult to achieve. Anaphylactic reactions occur if I eat it, breathe it or touch it. I have missed all major life events of my family including graduations, concerts, weddings and funerals. I have not been able to work in the profession of nursing, and subsequently living at poverty level income has resulted because of this disabling allergy. I hope to help those allergic to latex and their families understand the importance of latex avoidance for survival and to help ease the stress of living with this life threatening allergy.

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