Meet The Maker #14 Solmate Socks

Meet The Maker #14 Solmate Socks

Meet The Maker  | Solmate Socks 


Whimsically mismatched socks are designed to accentuate style and natural beauty - meant to be worn with confidence and pride.

Solmate Socks was started in the year 2000 by Marianne Wakerlin with the simple idea that “Life’s too short for matching socks.” As a lifelong textile artist with a wonderful eye for design and keen instinct for business, she knew there was a market for beautifully crafted, mismatched socks. Made from a cotton blend: 62% Recycled Cotton, 22% Recycled Polyester, 15% Nylon, 1% Lycra.

Multi-patterned and colourful they are a great ethical and environmental winner. Totally unique they also make an excellent gift.

Working in collaboration with RecoverTex, Solmate Socks utilise recycled cotton yarns made from remnants from production scraps and used clothing. While these scraps would normally go into a landfill, Recover's Upcycling System allows them to turn regular textile waste into quality, upcycled yarns. These remnants are ground down and re-spun, without adding any additional dyes or colours in this process, keeping them as "clean" as possible. These recycled yarns are also certified by the Global Recycling Standard, making them even that much more awesome and approved for you.

Solmate Socks are a certified B Corps™ company, certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. One of only 2,500 companies worldwide to receive this certification. Earning B Corp status for commitment to sustainability, treatment of employees, and decision making. The certification matters because it signals commitment to community, makes public all intentions as a company, and validates practices through rigorous outside review.

We know the importance of socks. They not only provide warmth and protection for our precious feet, but also a cozy sense of comfort. Despite this, socks are the most needed items at homeless shelters across the US, but the least often donated. Solmate has been donating socks for the past 20 years to various charity groups across the US, including family services organizations, refugee centers and homeless shelters.

They don't just look great but are practical too. They don't slip down and get lost inside boots, are lovely and natural, breathable and dry quickly. They are also great for snuggling up on the couch!

 Life is too short for matching socks! Shop the Solmate range here!

Large / Women's 10-12, Men's 9-11

Med / Women's 8-10, Men's 7-9

Small / Women's 6-8, Men's 5-7