Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Socks made in the USA

When we began in 1992, we had purchased thousands of dollars of Certified Organic Cotton from our farmers. We knew that we wanted to tell the world what we had learned about chemicals and cotton, but really had no clue how to convert our fiber into something that people would want to wear. After many months of research, we set out to simply make a great pair of socks. We wanted to be the pair of socks that everyone looked for when they opened their drawer in the morning. Nothing fancy, just durable, comfortable, and made in a way that protected as many of the earth’s resources as possible.


We are proud of our results, and especially proud of the fact that every pair of Maggie’s socks since we began has been made in the USA. It’s been tough, we have made mistakes along the way, and we have felt the pain of several mills closing due to foreign competition. But we have persevered! Today we work with a total of eight independent family-run businesses in North Carolina, as well as two tie dyers in the U.S. and Canada, who truly are our partners in creating our products and servicing our customers. We now offer a wide variety of socks that keep feet of all ages warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and dry all year long.


We could make all of our socks off-shore for a fraction of the cost that we are paying today, but we are committed to staying put. We believe in our products, especially in the people who make them.

5 comments:

  1. Sharon K. in upstate New YorkAugust 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    could you make a sock larger than 10-13? They are too small for my husband.

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  2. Sharon,

    We do have larger socks! Our solid crew socks are available in 14-16

    http://www.maggiesorganics.com/products_style.php?style_id=1&cat_id=1

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  3. Wondering about the dyes you use. Remember reading (if memory serves, its been a year or so) that many 'traditional' dyes are known to contribute to bladder cancer rates. Possibly I should have looked at your complete web site before posting this question. If so, sorry for that.

    Greg (Kanata, Canada)

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  4. We used low impact dyes that meet the North American Organic Standard for Fiber Processing. This standard prohibits the use of dyestuffs that contain known or suspected carcinogens, including a list of prohibited aromatic amines that may contribute to diseases like bladder cancer. You can read more about this standard on our website at: http://www.maggiesorganics.com/standards.php.

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  5. Wow! That's what I was looking for--made in the U.S.A.!!!

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