Save Our Soles is proud to be a manufacturer in the great
state of Colorado, and we believe in taking care of the beautiful environment
that we work and play in. We are constantly making strides to create less
waste, use more environmentally-friendly materials in our processes, and
partner with other companies and organizations that do the same. Here are a few
of the major strides we’re taking to help the planet:
Performance is a top priority when choosing the materials to
make our socks, but in many cases we’re able to make choices that are good for
the environment as well. Here are some of the materials we’re using to knit,
and how using them helps our natural playgrounds.
One Merino sheep will produce enough yarn in one year to
knit about 50 pairs of socks! We source our wool from Australia and New
Zealand, where there are over 4 times the number of sheep as there are people.
Bamboo is a fast-growing member of the grass family that can
grow up to 3 feet in a single day and requires no pesticides or water to
flourish. Once planted, its vast root system allows for it to be harvested over
and over again without being replanted. Cotton, on the other hand, requires a
boatload of chemicals and over 900 gallons of water to make a single pound of
Invista, the pioneers of CoolMax, created this custom blend
exclusively for Save Our Soles by recycling post-consumer plastic bottles to
make a CoolMax material. Instead of ending up in landfills or the Pacific
Ocean, SOS has made it possible for those used bottles to end up on your feet
as you enjoy the outdoors.