Bridgedale Outdoor Ltd. is the market leader in technical outdoor socks. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Macclesfield, UK. The company has a factory in Northern Ireland and has been knitting socks in Newtownards since the First World War, when the first army socks were made. Bridgedale socks are available in more than 40 countries around the world.
Animal welfare is important to Bridgedale, and the company is committed to the highest animal welfare standards and only buys wool from suppliers who commit to IWTO guidelines. The company also requires its suppliers to confirm in writing that all the wool they produce comes from non-mulesed sheep.