Wow! Deep question. In short, our goal is to keep textiles out of the landfill and provide sustainably-made basics (starting with socks but will expand to undies, tanks, t-shirts) in a fun and convenient way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both! It's simple. Wear. Recycle. Repeat.
Wear. Order your basics from us and you’ll receive your box of fresh, sustainably-made, hole-free basics. You’ll get to feel good about buying items you know were made in an environmentally friendly way, so wear the heck out of them.
Recycle. With every shipment you receive, you can recycle your old, worn out, un-donate-able clothing items. All you have to do is re-use the box your items came in and apply the shipping label we sent with it. Just fill it with clean socks, undies, t-shirts...whatever you can’t donate but can fit in the box goes. Then drop it off at your local post office. That’s pretty easy!
That box goes to our recycling partner who sorts and distributes the items to where they will get their next life. You’d be surprised what your old clothing can be turned into. An old t-shirt might be sent off and turned into wipe rags, other items might go to a fabric recycler to be broken down and turned into insulation, stuffing for automotive seats, or new textiles.
Repeat. Reorder when you need new socks. Once you receive the new shipment, the process starts again. Send us your old, your hole-y, your tattered and we’ll help give them a new life.
We're starting with socks. As we grow, we'll be adding undies, tanks, and t-shirts. All sustainably made, by companies that care about the environment, their employees, supply chain, and are socially conscious.
As we grow we plan to add other basics - t-shirts, tanks, underwear. We don't have a specific timeline but if you sign up for our newsletter we'll keep you posted!
Short answer - yes.
We spent a lot of time looking for great socks. We wanted socks that were sustainably made, by companies that care about the environment, their employees, supply chain, and are socially conscious.
AND we wanted quality socks that are comfortable. After much testing we settled on offering two kinds of socks - bamboo and organic cotton.
Bamboo is an amazing resource. It can grow over 3 feet in a single day and once harvested regenerates much like the grass in your lawn. Our bamboo socks are super soft and comfortable. They are lightweight and great for wearing with dress shoes or boots, or your everyday sneakers.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of insecticides or synthetic fertilizers like traditionally grown cotton. Our organic cotton socks are thicker than the bamboo and more like what you might think of as a traditional cotton crew sock.
Unfortunately, no. Recycling is part of our product so we don't take items for recycling without a purchase. However, there are other resources for disposing of hole-y clothing. Usagain has drop boxes and they send unusable clothing for recycling. It's best to research any drop box or donation center to make sure they don't throw away or incinerate unusable items. It's unfortunate but it happens often.
Sorry we aren't able to take your items but we hope you think of us when you're in need of awesome new sustainable socks.
There is a possibility of a recycle only purchase in the future. You can sign up for our newsletter here to get updates about what we're doing, new products, sustainable tips, and special offers.
The goal is to recycle items that can’t be donated. Think hole-y socks, old undies, stained shirts, lonely socks (why do dryers eat socks?), etc. Make sure it’s clean, pack it in, and send it off to its next life.
Recycling is included with every order.
As much as you can fit the box your order came in can be recycled.
Your hole-y socks and worn-out clothing go to our recycling partner who sorts each box to ensure the items make it to the best place. Old t-shirts might go one place to be turned into wipe rags, and the hole-y socks another to be broken down and remanufactured into insulation. While we prefer you send us stuff that is literally no longer usable by humans, if you do send something still in good shape that will go to a charity to hopefully be used by another.