Vermont-based manufacturer Darn Tough represents the best version of USA apparel manufacturing. The company committed is committed to local employment and crafting the perfect sock, backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee on all its products. Located in Northfield, the original mill is surrounded by forested trails - the company embodies the essence of outdoor adventure.

Established in 2004 by Ric Cabot, Darn Tough has focused solely on socks since its inception. With additions like casual crew and running models, the brand has expanded its collection while maintaining its hiking foundation.

Employing 330 individuals (2020, source), Darn Tough's manufacturing legacy stems from Ric's father, who founded Cabot Hosiery Mills in 1978. In 2016, a Nantanna facility was added for finishing, packaging, and dispatch. Recently, in 2021, a second Vermont mill was acquired in Waterbury, housing 96 new machines to boost production.