About Us

We are a father-daughter duo who understands it’s hard to enjoy the outdoors with cold feet. With a passion to keep feet warm, in 2005, we started with one sock machine in our family home garage. Over the years I moved my little family to Castlegar, BC, and my father expanded the sock mill in Okotoks, Alberta.

In 2022, with our shared love of the Kootenays, we have created a brand specifically for the area: Kootenay Socks. We believe that our socks are perfect for all outdoor activities. We produce a high-quality, comfortable sock from start to finish while supporting Canadian manufacturing.


We Are Passionate About

Local, Canadian Made

Sourcing High Quality Fibers

The Environment

Our Customers

Socks for the Homeless

Business Transparency

A family of four with young children standing at the top of a mountain on a winter day.

Marketing and Creative Director

Robyn Phelan

Robyn Phelan has lived in Castlegar, BC, with her husband and two boys, for the past decade. You will find them enjoying the outdoors, hiking, snowshoeing, and camping. Robyn believes in supporting local and Canadian-made products. Learning about sock manufacturing and small business is her interest.

Manufacturer Sean Gallant fishing in the Kootenays

Sock Manufacturer

Sean Gallant

Owner and operator, Sean Gallant of Motley Woollens, manufactures each sock from start to finish. From sourcing raw materials to manufacturing the final product, he is devoted to having all production done on the Motley site in Okotoks, Alberta. Sean is a retired Okotoks volunteer firefighter who loves the outdoors. He enjoys camping and fishing with his grandkids.