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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Zkano - Fort Payne, United States

Brand

Tucked away in the Appalachian foothills, Fort Payne, Alabama was once known as “the Sock Capital of the World.” Sadly, outsourcing has changed things. While many companies have chosen overseas...

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Design Philosophy

The eco lifestyle was an evolution for founder Gina Locklear. After college, she began to see the benefits of organic living. As her passion grew, it was logical to incorporate these values into...

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Materials

Certified by Control Union Certifications, zkano's organic cotton is grown according to NOP standards and spun in a GOTS certified facility.

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Founder Gina Locklear grew up in a sock family, so her mother taught her a few tricks about giving them new life. zkano has devoted a page of their website to educating consumers about the...

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Sustainable Design

zkano's stand on sustainability is simple: organic cotton only. The OTA calls cotton "the world's dirtiest crop." Its conventional growth uses more insecticide than any other major crop, which is...

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Social Responsibility

zkano's mission starts with the growers who provide the cotton that eventually becomes yarn for their socks. By supporting those who grow organically, they are helping them create a healthy...

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Country of Origin

zkano's certified organic cotton is grown in Turkey and produced according to NOP standards. The cotton is then spun and dyed in North Carolina. Their manufacturing and finishing processes take...

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Ethical Design

zkano's sock manufacturing starts and ends in Fort Payne, Alabama, where every step of their sock making happens in-house. Their team is about as close as they come. Owner Gina Locklear works with...

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The Difference

  • Made with Certified Organic Cotton ?
  • Produced with Low-Impact Dyes ?
  • Made in Alabama + Sweatshop Free ?
  • Zkano Recycles ?

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