A sock for posture correction

June 1st, 2022

Because taping techniques meant to correct ankle posture are “time consuming and a hassle to apply,” student researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a posture alignment sock to address pain and discomfort caused by improper alignment. The project was in collaboration with a startup founded by a physical therapist and a patient. The […]

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Safe, sustainable anti-odor socks

October 1st, 2021

Microbes on the skin can break down acids in sweat, resulting in the distinctive stinky sock smell, and natural fibers commonly used in socks, such as cotton and wool, are an ideal breeding ground for microbes. Even polyester can provide an environment for odor-causing bacteria to grow. To combat this, specialist sock brand Nodor has […]

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Bear Fiber launches first U.S. farm-to-fiber hemp socks

April 1st, 2021

Hemp fibers are blended with organic cotton and REPREVE® recycled performance fiber Nylon 6 in socks from Bear Fiber. Photo: Bear Fiber. With proprietary methods that produce a soft, stronger, cotton-like hemp fiber, Bear Fiber of Wilmington, N.C., is producing socks made from U.S.-grown hemp.  The socks allow wearers to treat their feet to “luxurious […]

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