Performance Socks You Can Feel Good About
We are committed to empowering your adventures and strive to minimize our negative impact on the environment so you can feel good about the performance socks you wear, and we can feel good about the products we create. We stick to the simple value of doing the right thing.
“We’ve tried to structure our principles around the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy,” says Chuck Smith, our Swiftwick president. “As a business, we feel obligated to make sure we’re minimizing any negative impacts.”
How do we do it? We create durable products, carefully select raw materials for our production process and recycle scrap material. But that’s not all, here’s how we create the highest quality products for the “Best Socks You Will Ever Wear, Guaranteed.”
Our products are built to last. You no longer have to worry about busting a seam or wearing out a heel, leaving you with another pair of socks that you have to throw away. Our socks are meant to endure the most intense and grueling elements. The quality of our products means they last longer, which leads to a reduction in consumption and reduces our waste stream.
MADE IN THE USA
We make our products in the USA, using domestically sourced materials when possible. We use local production teams that are nearby, which means we can keep a close eye on the manufacturing process to ensure quality products and reduce transportation miles.
We carefully select sustainable fiber technologies to reduce water waste. Merino Wool and Olefin are a couple of the key fibers you will find in our socks. Merino is a naturally sustainable material that is durable, wicks moisture and regulates temperature. Our signature Olefin synthetic fibers offer superior moisture-wicking technology that are colorfast. Olefin requires less energy to produce and generates less waste than most synthetic materials. We never batch dye our finished goods to help reduce our water waste.
We recycle the left over scrap materials into secondary products to reduce our waste. A portion of our scrap materials are used to make blankets that we donate to Ordinary Hero, a local charity we partner with that uses the blankets for humanitarian causes in Ethiopia. This leads to a large decrease in our landfill waste stream and helps support a great cause.
- Emma Thimmig