Socksmith all started in Santa Cruz, California. Santa Cruz is the source of their inspiration with its prominent culture valuing creativity, independence, and community. Designed with love by in-house artists, Socksmith socks weave together top-quality designs and materials, tailored to fit every taste, lifestyle, and smile. Eric and Ellen first started Socksmith in 2008, launching its first line of Men’s socks, followed by their first women’s line in 2009- just in time for the Great Recession. Eric was nervous but knew which socks their customers and retailers alike might be inspired by. They understand that retailers need to keep their customers coming back to products that evolve in designs and materials, for all kinds of seasons and uses. N16 Vintage partnered with Socksmith in 2018 to distribute their sock ranges for men and women across the UK, Europe and beyond. Nick and Josephine Starsmore of N16 Vintage have a personal love of Socksmith socks. Founded on their experience of selling them like hotcakes in their own RAGYARD stores in London’s Portobello Road and their new location in Brighton.
The Socksmith Team