These days the weather seems like it’s as unpredictable as ever, so you can imagine my surprise when I suddenly found myself pulling out my winter coats in the middle of November. Thankfully, I was also graced with some great socks by United by Blue that turned out to be a big help.
I shared an Instagram post of the socks recently and they are even more luxurious than they look. The bison-made socks are super thick, tightly woven and very warm. I appropriately wore my bison socks on one of the coldest days this fall in NYC. It was barely 30 degrees out of nowhere!
I got some more information about bison down and it turns out that it is stronger and softer than the traditional merino socks we are all used to wearing in the cooler months. I won’t bore you the specifics but I will say that these socks are definitely holy grail quality footwear for the cold weather. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing them more and more this upcoming winter.
And if that wasn’t enough to sell you on them, these United by Blue socks are also made from American Bison, created in Iowa and packaged in Wisconsin. That means with every purchase you’re also contributing to the maintenance of American jobs across the country. I happen to think that’s pretty cool, especially when most companies outsource much of their process to other countries internationally. I think it’s pretty cool to support local businesses whenever possible. Somehow it just leaves me feeling a bit more connected to the brand.
In addition, I’ve learned that United By Blue is also a “mission driven company,” which means that for every product sold by United by Blue the business removes one pound of trash from the U.S.’s coastlines and waterways.
In this day and age, I think it means something special for a brand to produce good merchandise, have a commitment to the environment and invest in the people who make their business run so effectively. It’s a great testament to a unique brand and its commitment to stay united by blue.
You can view more products by United by Blue or get your own bison socks (they would make perfect gifts for your friend who toughs out cold winters), at unitedbyblue.com. You can also learn more at their Kickstarter page!
Disclosure: Product for review was provided by United by Blue.