Our commitment to social impact through Statement Sockwear
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Fashion manufacturers routinely cut corners to quickly deliver products and reduce costs. Customers often have little visibility into where products are sourced and manufactured, creating little accountability. It’s an unsettling problem with unsettling results. Rather than plead ignorance, we’ve elected to proactively and intentionally partner with a manufacturer in Colombia that uses a vertically integrated supply chain.
A vertically integrated supply chain means that our manufacturer oversees and controls the entire sock manufacturing process. Rather than outsourcing parts of the process, each step is carefully designed and managed to increase quality, efficiencies, and further unify the vision and values of the company. Decisions about how the company is run then benefits every worker in every facility.
Why Pay More?
This, along with beautiful facilities, fair wages, opportunities for upward mobility, and tight regulations all contributed to our decision to move our manufacturing to Colombia, but it is the emphasis on employee benefits that makes us proud to pay 3-4 times what we would pay in China knowing the people that manufacture our socks are given opportunities to thrive at work and at home.
With a platinum rating in HR, our manufacturer provides benefits like subsidized food and nutrition programs, workout equipment and scheduled fitness classes, education loans and scholarships for families, health care visits for less than $2, activities and sports tournaments for kids, 100% pay for an extended maternity leave, and bonuses that include the opportunity to win a house.
We strive to make one-of-a-kind designs and patterns that are not available anywhere else in the world. Our team of designers pays close attention to trends to keep colors relevant and designs exciting. Whether you just see a sliver of the sock or the sock in all its entirety and glory, we believe that every detail matters and that every square inch of the sock be treated like a blank canvas.
Dress sock designs are complex. The yarn thickness and number of stitches, colors and yarn cuts all factor into the integrity of the sock. The more vertical lines in a design, the more cuts and thus more places a sock could pop a stitch or split at the seam. We take all these factors into consideration and work with a team of engineers to create the best socks possible - tightly woven to last.