We’re all looking for ways to leave a smaller footprint. Arvin Goods offers a literal pathway to doing so with its line of comfortable, colorful recycled cotton-poly socks. This post is all about our experience with these sustainable socks and includes a full Arvin Goods sock review.
We got to know Arvin Goods through Regeneration magazine, a co-sponsor of our recent Style and Sustainability fashion show. We’re so glad we did, and we can’t wait to share what they’re up to with you. Here’s a closer look at this innovative company and how it lays claim to making “the cleanest basics on the planet.”
Saving the World…One Sock at a Time
As far as mindful living goes, changing the socks you wear may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, Arvin Goods knows that even seemingly small measures can make a big difference — especially when you consider that millions of textile waste goes into landfills every year AND that cotton fabric requires up to 20,000 liters of water to produce compared to recycled cotton which essentially uses nothing. Enter the company’s sustainable line of recycled socks.
Arvin Goods co-founders Dustin Winegardner and Harry Fricker had a vision of selling responsibly-made products that help global communities. They’ve accomplished exactly that through the use of recycled yarns and a meticulously planned clean supply chain. Together, they serve a number of planet-positive purposes, including saving fresh water, minimizing waste, reducing CO2 and eliminating the use of virgin materials.
Arvin Goods Sock Review; Quality and Comfort, Too
If you’re already itching and scratching at the thought of wearing socks made from recycled materials, you haven’t yet experienced Arvin Goods. Designed with wearability in mind, Arving Goods socks feature a number of comfort-forward details, including everything from elastic ribbed cuffs to arch support. They’re also ridiculously soft while moisture-wicking will keep your feet feeling fresh throughout the day.
One glance at the Arvin Goods website will show you that its socks are cute, too, thanks to clever styling and bright colors like cheerful tangerine and canary yellow. (Although if you do prefer something more understated, you also have your pick of more neutral hues.) Arvin Goods also offers some pretty cool special collections, including its Made in Japan line and collaborations with like-minded partners like Wind & Sea, Whalebone, Czarface, Kassia Meador, Bureo, Can’t Blame the Youth, Macklemore and The Rolling Home.
A Purpose and Price to Love
In addition to loving the look, feel and eco-friendliness of Arvin Goods socks, we also love the price tag. Individual pairs range between $10 and $22, while three-packs range between $24 and $48. And did we happen to mention that if you buy three pairs Arvin Goods will donate $5 to families in need? We can’t think of a better way to do better.
Your feet love the planet, too, and now they have a way to show it. Make sure to watch the video here for our full review of the sustainable socks from Arvin Goods, and for more reasons why Arvin Goods’ sustainable socks will knock your socks off. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves with that one.)
Updated June 25th, 2020:
Arvin Goods Sock Review: Arvin Goods New Casual Twisted Socks
We’ve expanded our Arvin Goods sock review to include the newest line of sustainable socks from Arvin Goods; the Casual Twisted Sock.
Arvin Good’s Casual Twisted Socks are made from 52% upcycled cotton, 42% recycled polyester, and 8% elastane. This new line of casual socks is made using a 3-color mix of upcycled cotton.
The new Casual Twisted Socks from Arvin Goods are a relaxed alternative to the traditional Arvin Socks we’ve become familiar with, a perfect accompaniment to a hoodie and a pair of jeans.
The Arvin Goods line of Casual Twisted Socks is completely devoid of branding with the exception of the company’s trademark embroidered pennant ‘pinned’ just above the ankle facing outward.
Although we’re still partial to the company’s more fitted casual sock, and to the supportive arch support available in Arvin Goods’ no-show, short, and crew lines of socks, we’re enjoying the pleasantly relaxed fit of these new additions to the Arvin Goods product line,
Interested in other circular products? Check out our review of the OTHERWARE Pebble portable cutlery set by Pharrell Williams’ that’s “made from music”. Proceeds from the sale of the Pebble support Williams’ nonprofit foundation, Yellow INC.