Inspired by his love of fun and patterned socks, Adam Thompson launched his own purposely mismatched sock collection called Friday Sock Co. in 2014. “I wanted the socks to be somewhat subtle but mismatched enough that people could look down at their feet and feel good about being a bit different.
Over the past three years Friday Sock Co. has launched a variety of fun pattern and colour combinations but what Thompson is very excited about is the recently released line for kids. They are $16 per pair which includes three socks.
“I’ve always wanted to do a kids line. The challenge with kid socks is the different sizing and the minimums needed in manufacturing,” says Thompson. “Since I also have always seen the kids collection to be three socks to a “pair”, this complicated it further. Luckily we’ve been able to grow and now have four sizes for kids including ages one to two, two to four, five to seven, and eight to 12. I’ve been busy designing another 8 new kids patterns that will be released early in the spring.”
Thompson has thought of just about everything when engineering these stockings for tiny toes. The top band is thicker than most brands and gives kids a bit of extra comfort while helping the stocks stay up. The toe seam is on the outside. “Kids get really uncomfortable when there is anything touching their toes,” says Thompson.
The children line is made using Oeko-tex certified combed cotton. This is a European certification which indicates the materials used in the product are tested for harmful materials, and also made in an eco-friendly way.
“The best thing about designing this collection is keeping with the mismatched matching theme, but doing it threes,” says Thompson. “It’s a big challenge to have three socks go together in six different variations. The other part I like is allowing myself to be a bit sillier with the designs, although since releasing the kid’s socks, we’ve had multiple requests to have a couple of them made into adult sizing.”