One of the recently featured Daily Grommets was a company called Zkano that creates organic socks. You can watch the feature video by clicking on the Daily Grommet link. Anyway, I went to their website after watching the video and had me a look around. I totally think it's awesome that they are trying to make a better product that will last longer and have less negative impact on the environment. I also don't really think the prices are as out there as they could be. So really cool right? If any of you go out and get these I would be happy to hear of it!
Thing is, while I probably do need to buy some new socks here in the near future myself; these socks are kind of boring to me. I know it sounds dumb and shallow but even their more 'exciting' options still include a lot of grey and that just isn't my thing. I really like fun socks with animated designs. (You know, stars, hearts, strawberries, frogs?) Anyway, enough with my silliness.
Before I left the site I noticed a little link at the top menu that said Zkano Recycles. I clicked it and began to read the same thing about recycling that all of us have heard before. Ways to reduce and reuse etc . . . Then at the bottom I was surprised and delighted to read this little tidbit of information: You can send your old socks to Zkano and they will recycle them for you!
Here is what the site actually says:
Recycle. Old fibers can be reworked and reused. The most warn out cotton fibers can be composted. Here’s where we come in.