Bridgedale Develops Magnetically Pairing Socks

Bridgedale has developed a solution to the common problem of losing socks in the wash. Using its patented Polarity Fusion technology, the company developed a process of twisting opposite and equal unique magnetic yarns into “pairs” of socks.

By changing the direction of the twist of the yarn during the yarn fusion process Bridgedale has been able to change the polarity of copper impregnated yarn. A “Z” twist on the fibers gives the resultant yarn a positive polarity, and an “S” twist on the fibers gives the yarn a negative polarity, the company explained. Simply throw all your socks in the wash together (30 degree eco cycle) and during the drying process, the heat activates the magnetic yarns and the matching pairs are drawn together and finish the wash as a pairs of socks.

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Mark Brennan, Bridgedale’s managing dDirector commented, “this is a very exciting ‘world first’ technical breakthrough, which has taken us eight years to perfect. We are planning significant investments in our Newtownards factory to enable us to take advantage of the worldwide demand for our new Merino Mag + Sock collection.”