Don’t throw those old socks away, you have options!

Yes, that is correct — you do not have to throw those old socks into the garbage and take space in our already overflowing landfills.

Here is what zkano — an organic cotton sock company — says your options are:

  1. Dust rag. Slip a sock on your hand, dampen with cleaner and have at it. Wash and reuse.
  2. Drink cozy. Want to insulate your drink? Put a sock on it. Cold stays cold and hot stays hot.
  3. Heat packs. Fill a sock with rice, seal it and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Draft protector. In the winter, wedge stuffed socks in front of doors to keep cold air out.
  5. Dog toy. Place a tennis ball inside a sock for an added layer of chewing fun.

Most importantly, you have the option to RECYCLE your old socks! How cool is that!?

Per zkano: Recycle. Old fibers can be reworked and reused. The most worn out cotton fibers can be composted. Here’s where we come in.

We have the resources to take past-their-prime socks off your hands and have them recycled. Send your old socks* to us at this address:

Emi-G Knitting
Attention: Zkano Recycles Program
1715 Airport Road
Ft Payne, AL 35968

*Please send six or more pairs in a package. We need to outweigh the carbon footprint from shipping!

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