It's the moments of unexpected change that open new horizons, in most cases, it opens up love and passion for those things we have always enjoyed. Our founder, Paola, was going through one of those moments where new changes in her life brought her closer to her own heart and gave her the opportunity to rediscover her passions: a love for socks, learning more about sustainability and trying new workouts. It was one summer day after a short visit to Nantucket Island that Tucketts™ was born. After many tests on the design and a thorough search for the right factory, team and best way to give back, Tucketts™ launched its first collection during the fall of 2014 together with its Socks for Peace initiative. Tucketts™ are quality toe-less socks that inspire happiness, confidence, and commitment.
Tucketts™ footwear are perfect for practitioners of barefoot activities, who are looking to gain more stability during workouts and to protect their feet while building confidence without giving up the barefoot sensation of freedom and balance.
Choosing the right factory was our first step in establishing Tucketts™. Finding a manufacturer who shares our values of protecting workers, helping communities, and paying attention to environmental impact was essential. It was a long search to find the right factory for us, but we are happy with our choice in South America. Our factory works under strict ethical standards with a tight-knit web of suppliers.
Each step of production from growing the cotton, to knitting, to packaging are all done within a small geographical space. This translates into a lower carbon footprint and increased efficiency and control over the finished product.
We believe in the balance between people, planet, and profit. The selection process of the factory to manufacture Tucketts™ was rigorous and long. We decided to make the “people” part of the equation our priority to start. The factory is fully engaged with the W.R.A.P. ethical principles (World Wide Responsible Apparel Production). In terms of the environment, the factory belongs to a local clean production agreement, signed by private entities, government organizations and productive sectors that manage the country's sustainable development. It also has the ISO 14001 certification in environmental management and has implemented practices that aim to minimize the impact of processes and waste on the environment.
Diversification: We strongly believe in diversification of the apparel industry in order to increase sustainability of manufacturing. Another reason why we were initially attracted to South America was to help support emerging manufacturing regions.
We were determined to have sustainable packaging that is 100% tree-free. Our aim is to use the minimum amount of paper to hold and display each pair of our socks. The packaging is made from 100% sugar cane fiber. The fiber is the residue from the sugar cane refining process; totally free of harmful dyes and chlorine bleach. It is completely biodegradable and recyclable. Likewise, the envelopes used to mail the socks are made from post-consumer & post-industrial material.