Solmate Socks – paired together but just a little bit apart
Solmate Socks began in 2000 by Marianne Wakerlin with the simple idea that “Life’s too short for matching socks.” 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 in America.
Solmate Socks' product line of mismatched, colorful socks, became so popular the company quickly grew out of a small room in Marianne’s house to three different offices in the US and the UK. A keen knitter from childhood, passionate about colour, pattern, quality and sustainability, Marianne worked hard to produce an eco-friendly product.
Sourcing remnants from t-shirt factories that would normally go into a landfill, the company use pre-consumer, recycled cotton yarns, grind them down and re-spin them into their own yarns. These recycled yarns are certified by both the Global Recycling Standard and Oeko-Tex.
Marianne retired in January 2015 and son Randy, and her daughter-in-law, Lisa, dedicated themselves to carrying on the family tradition of creating highly coveted, treasured works of art that can be worn with comfort on your own two feet!
Today, Solmate Socks are made in the same family-owned mill where the business began. Lisa and Randy connect with eco-friendly partners, promote sustainable practices, and support positive impacts in their many communities near and far. They are bold and a little crazy, making happy mismatches and bringing their whimsical “solmates” into the world with love. They are proud to be creating products that are 100% recycled in their eco-friendly company.
Their socks are fun, truly comfortable and make great gifts for all ages.