For over fifteen years Solmate Socks has been designing and knitting stunning mismatched socks, hats, scarves, mittens and fingerless mittens. We have continuously demonstrated a commitment to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the businesses and communities where we do business.
The Sock Story
Marianne Wakerlin started Solmate Socks in the year 2000 on the simple idea that “Life’s too short for matching socks.” As a lifelong textile artist with a wonderful eye for design and keen instinct for business, she knew there was a market for beautifully crafted, mismatched socks made right here in America.
The company grew out of a small room in her house to dozens of employees in three different offices in the US and the UK. It has been quite a journey for Marianne, and after fifteen years of hard work and success she has decided to put down the proverbial knitting needles and retire. As of January 1st, 2015 the new owners are Marianne’s son Randy and daughter-in-law Lisa.
Randy and Lisa have both been very involved with Solmate Socks for a number of years. They look forward to continuing the Socklady legacy for many years to come. They are firmly committed to keeping Solmate Socks as an eco-friendly, American made product with a focus on developing fresh designs and products to grow our business and yours.
Proudly Made In America
In order to secure the production for Solmate Socks and firmly establish our commitment to being an American made product, Lisa and Randy recently became the new owners of the North Carolina knitting mill where Solmate Socks are made. Many of the employees there have been a part of making Solmate Socks from the very beginning and we are very proud to be working with them and promoting American jobs.
Our socks are knit from the ingenious repurposing of recycled cotton yarn. Using recycled yarns means that Solmate Socks decreases the amount of cotton waste sent to landfills. Our yarns also reduce the amount of water, land use, pesticides and herbicides used to grow new cotton fibers as well as eliminates the need for harmful chemicals to dye virgin cotton yarn.