TO START A REBELLION YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CAUSE. SO WHAT’S OURS? TO MAKE A PRODUCT AS IMAGINATIVE, EXPRESSIVE AND UNCOMMONLY COOL AS THE PEOPLE WHO WEAR IT.
Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group called the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.
CURATORS OF ORIGINALITY
Creating an appeal that any individual can relate, and aspire to, their mediums are as diverse as their message, but they all speak the same language of bold and creative expression.
Company: Stance Brand: Stance Slogan: Stance Origin: US Category: Socks Packaging: Coming soon Claims: Found in over 40 countries, Variants: View product range here Price: Coming soon Where to Buy: US, Buy Online Website:https://www.stance.com/
Ministry of Supply’s ATLAS socks feature ventilation and moisture wicking, as well as embedded coffee to absorb bad odors.
While Wool & Prince‘s shirt that doesn’t require washing for 100 days goes someway to helping avoid embarrassing smells, the same can’t be said for the traditional sock. The MIT-based startup Ministry of Supply has now introduced its ATLAS socks however, which feature ventilation and moisture wicking, as well as embedded coffee to absorb bad odors.
Ministry of Supply launched a now fully-funded Kickstarter campaign to produce the “Atlas Sock”, a performance dress sock made from cotton, polyester and carbonized coffee. The sock utilizes rain analysis, pressure mapping and thermal imaging for maximum comfort while helping to filter and absorb sweat and odor.
The Atlas sock literally uses carbonized coffee that is “reclaimed from coffee roasters and shops, and is processed through a pharmaceutical process to remove the coffee oils (so it won’t smell like coffee!) and is then infused into our recycled polyester yarns.” The idea is to make the odor molecules of your foot attach to the carbonized coffee. It’ll work like how a Brita filter cleans out water. It sounds absolutely ridiculous but Ministry of Supply claims their Atlas sock is three times better at absorbing odor than a regular cotton sock.
Check out the video after the break to learn more.
This Campaign goes live on Wednesday May, 8th at 8am ET.
Fashionable and trendy buttons on socks for easy pairing and washing. Also offering a fun random monthly sock suscription!
Finally, a fashionable, easy and convenient solution to losing your socks aside from other sock clips and plastic snaps out there. Never lose your socks again!
Ever lose your socks? Losing socks can be very frustrating, we have all been there. When doing some research, I came to find many sock companies that have a plastic snap built on the socks, but those were unappealing as they were plastic, very noticeable and didn't look fashionable. I also wanted to find an easier solution aside from the sock clips and other methods that 'add on' an extra step in an already tedious task. Thus, Sockskies was born, a trendy, fashionable yet easy way to manage your sock collection.
HOW THEY WORK
OUTSIDE OF EACH SOCK: One button is sewn in the middle upper part of each sock, beautiful and symmetrical.
INSIDE OF EACH SOCK: One button hole is sewn on each inner part of the sock.
QUICK SECOND(S) PROCESS:
After you are done wearing them, simply button up the socks together, throw in the laundry or straight to the washer and dryer. After you wash them, the socks come out paired and together!
Save time and energy: A simple solution versus other sock clips out there, quick button and you are done!
Fashionable: Fun buttons on each outer part of the sock makes them fashionable and convenient, the button hole is hardly noticeable so you will get compliments instead of questions on your socks! Buttons are also small and thin, making them less intrusive.
Excellent Quality. Tested for multiple wear and wash cycles. First line of socks will be crew style. Socks will be made of cotton (about 70%) polyester, and spandex.
THE FIRST LINE OF PRODUCT OFFERINGS:
Monthly Fun Suscription: Offering a fun monthly suscription where you can get a fun pair of random socks delivered to your door every month! One less thing to worry about.
Stay Classy Line: Also will be having a classic line available in white and black, 12 in a pack (speciality socks to come after launch!) sold individually.
THE CLASSIC LINE
THE FUN TRENDY SOCK COLLECTION
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
What does Sockskies mean? (pronounced sock-skeez) a suffix used to create a better sense of excitement or emotion in certain words.
Will the Size Fit Me? Men's socks will fit US men's shoe size 8-12. Women's socks will fit US women's shoe size 5-10. Kid's socks will fit ages 4 to 8 years with a US kid shoe size 1- 5.
Will there be other designs? Yes! The first line will be classic cotton/spandex, I plan to roll out more specialized socks in the near future such as wool, sporty, business, stockings, knee high. Please check out my website to submit your requests.
What kind of socks can I expect to receive with the monthly suscription? Fun smart socks! We pick socks with fun designs that are made of high quality materials. Some are bright, funky and loud, some are more subtle. You will receive different designs every month.
Can I choose which random socks I receive each month? No! That's part of the fun. You get a surprise every month. We pick the best designs and make sure that you don't receive duplicates.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Over the past few months, I've been working with many different supplier/manufacturer to develop functional prototypes and now looking to produce the first product line. Final production will support local business in San Francisco, CA.
I am seeking to raise $3,500.00, which will allow me to meet my minimum order requirement with my manufacturers and to be able to get Sockskies to the US market. Once I reach my Kickstarter goal, I plan to create additional lines of styles and designs such as knee high, athletic, and wool which will be sold a la carte/individually.
I've spent many months working with partners to avoid any potential risks in delivering Sockskies to our supporters. However, if any challenges arise, I will be honest and 100% transparent with our community.
Potential Risks and Challenges:
Shipping Date: I've received production and shipping estimates from my partners and am confident I will meet the projected shipping dates. However, not all variables can be predicted. So, there is always a chance for delays as some of the materials will be imported overseas.
Production - I’ve been in constant contact with the factory for the past few months perfecting samples. They are anticipating the full production order post-Kickstarter and should have no problem with the volume.
Timing - I’ve set a reasonable production and fulfillment schedule, but there are inherent risks of delay in the process. I will over-communicate with the factory partner and our backers to ensure transparency and timeliness.
Definitely helpful when attempting to locate the sock the dryer supposedly ate, socks with RFID chips brings a digital spin to laundry.
Detailed on the Blacksocks site, the clothing company has added a radio ID tag to a line of socks that allows consumers to keep track of the footwear within the bedroom or when being washed. The Swiss company attached the tag at the top of the socks and it can be scanned with the included RFID reader. Shaped like a small garage door remote control, the RFID reader communicates with an iPhone over Bluetooth in order to transmit specific information about the sock. Within the Blacksocks application, the user will be able to match up the same two socks over and over in addition to tracking data like the amount of times that the sock has been washed or the original production date of each individual sock.
However, anyone can download the iPhone application in order to use the camera tool to measure the black level of their current socks. Using the iPhone camera, the application measures the black level on the image and offers a recommendation regarding the purchase of newer socks. The camera also takes a light reading on a white surface in order to calibrate the application for the room’s lighting.
Regarding keeping track of socks with the application, the app allows the user to pair socks together. If a sock is destroyed or fades after repeated washing, it can be paired with another tagged sock using the app.
Called the Plus+ socks, the radio ID tag looks like a small button on the outside of each sock. The socks are mostly made out of Peruvian pima cotton and basically look like a standard dress sock.
However, the socks are definitely on the expensive side. Blacksocks sells 10 pairs of RFID-tagged socks in three different sizes along with the RFID reader for a steep price of $189. In addition, replacement Plus+ socks can be purchased in 10-pair allotments without the RFID reader for $120.