"I'm happy to tell you that, although it has been a rocky road, part of our lost sock shipment arrived today! Fingers crossed for the rest to be found soon. Most are online now.
The factory I was working with ended up shutting down. I was afraid that once again I would have to give up on socks!
But, recently, another factory in Nara, Japan - with whom we used to work contacted me and said that their staff missed making our creative socks and wanted to work with me again. What’s more, they were able to resurrect machines that make my favorite double knit socks. Yes, even socks make me smile : )...maybe I will make shirts again.
And the good news doesn’t end there! The Nara factory had saved all my special yarns collected from the many years of working with them. Most factories would probably have dumped all that yarn, even though it was expensive, but I’m so glad they didn’t! Taking their lead, I realized I had lots of bits of yarn still in Japan, Italy, and China that I could reclaim before it went to a landfill. I inventoried that yarn and had it all shipped to the Nara factory. Then, I designed new socks, taking into account the yarns we have on hand.
Recycling has long been a passion of mine, one that I always consider when designing any product. That this yarn didn’t end up in the waste stream is good news for us and the planet."
I hope you love my socks!