We get to be sponsors of some of the most fun things!  Coming up on September 10th through 12th is the Muddy Boot Organic Festival, a celebration of organic and sustainable living in Portland, Oregon.

Sustainable options are very important to us.  To help us define and update our environmental policy, we asked the City of Portland’s Department of Sustainability to evaluate our operations and then help us address areas for improvement.  Among other things, they recognized our use of biodegradable mailing materials, bi-annual pick up of items not accepted at curbside recycling, and our use of US mills and recycled cotton since we began production in 2004.  They made fantastic suggestions, which we quickly adopted, such as the adjustment of lighting levels in our warehouse.

And our dedication extends to our socks!  Our DreaM Stockings use recycled cotton and our Dreamer Socks are made from regenerated fibers.  In our Eco Friendly collection are more styles and suppliers we've found to support our vision, from RocknSocks' use of regenerated fibers to ToeSox's organic cotton.  We also carry EG Smith's ECO line, which donates portions of the profits to environmental organizations that support an end to global warming.

In celebration of the oncoming change of season, here are a few of my favourite eco-friendly styles, in autumnal oranges, perfect for kicking around the changing leaves:

EG ECO Scallop Top Crew
Giraffe Over the Knee
Prairie Fairisle Crews

If you're in the area, come to the Muddy Boot Organic Festival and check out the music, local food and workshops on sustainable living.  We like to think it starts with your socks.