Swiftwick Unveils First Earth-Friendly Sock Made from Postindustrial Recycled Nylon

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Swiftwick's SUSTAIN™ sock is the only sock on the market made with branded REPREVE®

Since the founding of Swiftwick in 2008, we have always been committed to sustainability by striving to lead the industry in manufacturing the best performance socks through environmentally friendly means and social responsibility

Swiftwick is proud to announce that its SUSTAIN™ line, the world’s first sock made with branded REPREVE®, a postindustrial recycled nylon, is available for purchase via swiftwick.com and at many of the 3,000 Swiftwick dealers nationwide. By using REPREVE in the SUSTAIN sock, Swiftwick is able to cut energy use, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which make the sock line one of the most earth-friendly products in the world.

“Since the founding of Swiftwick in 2008, we have always been committed to sustainability by striving to lead the industry in manufacturing the best performance socks through environmentally friendly means and social responsibility,” says Mark Cleveland, president of Swiftwick. “The SUSTAIN sock took us two years to perfect, as we did not want to compromise any of the compression, moisture wicking and blister-free characteristics that make the Swiftwick sock the best in the world. I am absolutely confident that this product will quickly become the go-to sock for both longtime Swiftwick fans and those new to the brand.”

The Swiftwick SUSTAIN sock, depending on the cuff height and size, is made from 32-34 percent postindustrial recycled nylon. Postindustrial recycled nylon was chosen for the SUSTAIN sock because it comes from a cleaner source, the material lasts longer and performs better wash after wash than postconsumer recycled PET. Also by using postindustrial nylon in the SUSTAIN line, Swiftwick capitalizes on and eliminates a waste stream that would otherwise be headed for a landfill. It currently takes five weeks for Swiftwick to collect enough nylon waste from its industrial source to make one production run of raw material that is used in the SUSTAIN line.

To purchase and learn more about Swiftwick’s SUSTAIN sock line and all other Swiftwick products, please visit http://www.swiftwick.com.

About Swiftwick
Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee and made in the USA, Swiftwick performance socks is the solution to your feet’s 60 joints, 200 ligaments and 35 muscles by delivering greater support for all of your activities via managed compression, a sculpted footbed, seamless toe and moisture management. Swiftwick’s vision is to be an innovator in designing and producing the best socks on the planet through creating a culture focused on environmentally friendly manufacturing, social responsibility and superior customer service. Athletes such as the world mountain running champion, PGA professional golfers, NFL players and the US Olympic and Paralympic Cycling teams prefer Swiftwick products over any other compression line on the market.

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