In Time for the Holidays: Fox River® Offers the Make Your Own Sock Monkey Original Rockford Red Heel® Kit

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Beloved toy has never been easier to make or give!

All-New Original Sock Monkey Kit

Even those who don’t consider themselves “crafty” will be able to stitch up this childhood memory in no time.

Fox River, maker of the famous Original Rockford Red Heel® Monkey Sock as well as premium performance socks, now offers its first official all-in-one Original Sock Monkey kit. The kit contains everything needed to make a genuine sock monkey, including a pair of Original Rockford Red Heel socks, a pair of felt circles to make the eyes, and everything in between – including an embroidery needle to sew everything up.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our twentieth anniversary of making this iconic sock, than to offer this simple kit,” said Becky Lessard, Fox River Vice President of Monkey Business. “Even those who don’t consider themselves “crafty” will be able to stitch up this childhood memory in no time.” Release of the kit coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Fox River purchasing the Original Rockford Red Heel when Nelson Knitting shut its doors in 1992. The Original Rockford Red Heel packaging has included a pattern for sewing the sock monkey since 1953, but never before have all necessary materials been put together in one convenient package for the sock monkey enthusiast. The kit is printed and assembled in the USA.

This is the original sock monkey sock: the genuine, signature red smile can only be made from the trademarked Original Rockford Red Heel. Long a favorite of moms and crafters everywhere, the sock monkey is a toy made with love. Now even beginners can sew up monkeys for themselves, their kids, friends and family. Or simply buy the kit as a gift for anyone else on their holiday shopping list. The kit, which retails for $28, can be found at retail locations across the United States, as well as at

“At Fox River, we just love the Original Rockford Red Heel and the sock monkey,” said Lessard. “And we’re so happy to be able to help a new generation discover this handmade treasure.”

More About Fox River
Fox River® is America’s original sock brand, with products like the Famous Original Rockford Red Heel® Monkey Sock that date back to 1900. But today’s FoxSox aren’t your great grandfather’s socks. With innovative technologies and more than a century of experience knit into every stitch, nothing beats these socks for performance and comfort. Designed through clever engineering you can feel; it’s no wonder they are guaranteed. Exclusive technologies like Wick Dry® moisture-wicking and eco-friendly fibers and manufacturing give FoxSox more than just a feel-good fit. Try them for yourself. For more information on Fox River products or to find one of thousands of dealers across the globe, please visit Fox River Mills, Inc. is a privately held company made up of 200 of the friendliest folks in Osage, Iowa, that manufactures performance socks.

Fox River, Original Rockford Red Heel, Wick Dry and FoxSox are trademarks of Fox River Mills, Inc. All rights reserved.

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