Friday, November 28, 2008
Meet the artist behind Mismatched Socks - made in NC and they're "green"
Marianne Wakerlin, is the founder and owner of Sol Mate Socks. We met Marianne at a show in Philadelphia in 2005 when she just got started.
The company is named after her mom, Sunny, who taught Marianne how to knit. Marianne continued to knit for the next 40 years, but it wasn’t until she started knitting socks that her real passion was born.
"I found it exhilarating, designing a pair of socks that didn't match and were knit in random patterns with multiple colors. I loved my finished socks!" Within a few years Marianne had knit over one hundred pairs of socks for family and friends, and she decided to turn her hobby into a business.
Her colorful and complex patterns are knit in North Carolina at a family owned knitting mill, hand finished and mismatched.
Not only are they great looking and comfortable, everyone at Carolina Creations has at least 1 pair, but they are also knit using recycled cotton yarns. These yarns are recovered from the production of other cotton products (mainly t-shirts), and re-blended with other fibers and spun into yarns for Solmate Socks.
You can purchase socks online on our Carolina Creations website click here.