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The Green Life: Damn, These Socks are Fresh

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April 17, 2012

Damn, These Socks are Fresh

Sierra Club socks

Shedding my worn white crew socks, which may or may not have been produced by the tears of countless exploited sweatshop workers, and slipping into a fresh pair of brown Sierra Club socks was like toeing a soothing alpine pool (with all the dryness of great fabric, of course). I'm not really sure about the technology behind the "virtually seamless" "Lin-Toe closure" that  "is the smoothest, most comfortable toe seam you can buy," but it feels freaking fantastic.  

And besides the comfort, your feet can rest easy knowing that they're surrounded by environmentally friendly recycled cotton yarn. Each ton of this stuff saves 4,817.6 liters of water, 512.5 kW/h of energy, and 233.8 kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, along with a bunch of other really impressive stats. The family-owned and North Carolina-based company Parker Legwear produces them for the Club and we receive a portion of the proceeds. You can buy them now and get $1 off each pair during the rest of April in honor of Earth month. Go ahead, slip into glory. 

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Ryan Jacobs is an editorial intern at SIERRA magazine. A proud graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, he also reports for The Bay Citizen and previously contributed to the Point Reyes Light and Chicago Reporter, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @Ryanj899  


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