For the past year, we've been hard at work upgrading the ingredients of our socks. We're proud to share we've replaced the polyamide in our socks with recycled polyester!
Sounds cool, but what is it?
Polyester is a stretchy man-made fiber found in many of our socks, pillows, rope, and everything in between. It’s cheap to produce, easy to care for and extremely durable. The issue? This fabric is destroying our beloved environment: the production of polyamide uses copious amounts of water and fossil fuels resulting in unnecessary pollution. Not to mention, polyamide is basically plastic. It takes hundreds of years to decompose, often releasing toxins as it does.
Enter recycled polyester.
Not only does recycled polyester have a smaller carbon footprint than polyamide, it also reclaims plastic waste, keeping it from becoming trash. It helps us reduce our dependence on raw materials and take steps to restore our planet. A win, win for all.
We've been rolling out this change for the past few months and will continue with all new styles. Upgrading our ingredients from polyamide to recycled polyester is just one small step toward producing more sustainably and protecting our planet.
As Maya Angelou said: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” We're not perfect—no one is—but we are, and always will be, committed to producing in the most sustainable way possible.