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Kid mohair is hair sheared from the kids, during their first year of life.

Kid mohair is hair sheared from the kids, during their first year of life.


Let’s start with the fact that Thermohair Socks are made in Canada from kid mohair. It is the finest, softest, most luxurious of the mohair grades.  Only 1million pounds of this grade of fibre is produced worldwide per year.  It is called the diamond fibre because it is very strong and rare.  It is as soft as cashmere, yet wears out the stainless steel parts in the knitting machines.

I admit we may not have conducted worldwide research on the subject but consider that over the years they have been worn up every major peak, including Everest, and have been worn in both poles.  They are the best socks for those working in steel toed boots or playing in the cold outdoors or for those who suffer from cold feet due to health issues.  Scuba divers wear them in their suits to keep their feet warm in the icy waters.

Here’s why….

  1. The mohair is very soft and comfy.  There is minimal friction on your feet which makes them ideal for blister free trekking.

2. Mohair is very insulating, protecting your feet from the cold and sub-zero outdoor weather.

3. They are the most durable sock you will ever wear!  There is no tougher natural fibre that can take the continual foot rubbing that occurs when you walk.  Some customers have worn their socks as long as 9 years, the max being 20.  Of course, some folks are harder on socks than others, but the bottom line is that these socks will outwear anything you have worn.

4. Mohair wicks away moisture and can hold water many times its weight without your foot feeling wet.

5. What a lot of folks on the job appreciate, is that you can wear these socks at least 7 days between washes with no bad foot odour!  The socks are machine washable, but hang to dry.  Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais MN wore these socks for 6 months to circumnavigate Greenland by dog sled and sea kayak in 2000.  Not many laundromats on that trip!

6. Last but not least, the socks are made of a renewable fibre, green before green was a common word.  The goats efficiently convert plants from non-agricultural lands to fibre that grows an inch a month.  No other animal does such a good job!  The does weigh approximately 80 lbs, yet produce 20 lbs of hair per year.

In addition to natural we have them in black, gray and two tone white and black at $32.00 per pair. They come in all sizes from Men’s Large to Women’s Small. But shop early while the selection is good. These socks move fast! You can call to order as well at 902.863-0606. Guaranteed pleasure for your feet!


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This year Aphrodite has stocked up on the very best accessories to make the perfect gifts for almost everyone on your list. In addition to our 2016 Fall collections we have just received new shipments in time for the holiday season.

For warm and happy feet

Happy Socks

They make the best stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. Can’t not smile when you see them! $13.00



Without question – the best socks on this earth! Find out why.


Leggy legs


Just in – a brand new shipment of fashion tights and leggings in an array of colors with amazing stretch. Available in various denim washes, patterns and fresh colors. From $22.


Lisette L

For over a decade Lisette Limoges has been designing women’s pants with a purpose of crafting that perfect fit for all women and all body types. Just ask Oprah! From $95. We also have some of their great tops. From $60.


Cozy and fashionable scarves, capes and hats

Front Row Society

Stunning artist inspires scarves in a luscious variety of colour stories that make and ordinary outfit extraordinary. From $50. Pure cashmere from $200


With more than 125 years of tradition Fraas products are woven, warp knitted and finished in Germany using dermatalogically safe textiles and featuring the incomparable softness of Cashmink. From $35



Montreal designer Valery Geoffroy is the talent behind Furlux, a contemporary line of knitted fur accessories. From $100


To have and to hold

Inzi Handbags

A Canadian based handbag company that brings designer influenced creations to the modern women at an affordable price. Casual day purses and evening clutches. From $65


To sparkle

Art Jewel Designs

Trudy Gallagher is back with a stunning new collection from Art Jewel Designs in Fredericton. From $90


Ayala Bar

This iconic Israeli designer creates magic from unexpected materials and combinations. Choose from the largest collection yet! From $60



New to Aphrodite these jewels are made in Ottawa. It’s a no-holds-barred, anything goes line, is made using upcycled materials combined with brass, chain and newer elements and semi-precious stones. From $40


Starting Monday we will profile our collections daily leading up to Christmas. We would like to impart some of the great product knowledge that makes us passionate about what we carry at Aphrodite.

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