Funky Sock Co started because our founder Corey loves socks! Corey has a passion for supporting others around him and he wanted to create a type of ‘canvas’ that local artists could use to express themselves on. Corey also wanted to create a product that made people smile :) Funky Sock Co not only link people to fond memories of their childhood but also creates opportunities for people to create new memories with a little dash of happiness!
Funky Sock Co is different. Using ethical manufacturing, sustainable bamboo harvesting, recycled cardboard packaging, natural dyes and working with local artists to bring their artwork/dreams to life.
Funky Sock Co is a small operated business in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. It regularly attends the Village Markets at the Burleigh Heads State School and is actively involved in the creative space of the community by supporting other small businesses through its online platform and in person at events/fundraisers.
“Having a small business at times can be incredibly hard, but so very rewarding! In a world full of giant clothing corporations and social media influence, I love that my funky socks encourage self expression, individuality, empowerment and most importantly, fun!” - Corey.
Why Bamboo Fibre?
Bamboo is an extremely durable and resilient fibre. At the same time, bamboo feels incredibly soft and lovely to the touch. When compared in studies to cotton and polyester, it has been found to be stronger, have better moisture wicking properties and better moisture absorption than the more commonplace Western materials.
Funky Sock Co socks are:
- Supremely soft, silky and luxurious to the touch.
- Hypoallergenic - The eco-friendly bamboo fibres do not irritate the skin.
- Bamboo is a natural solution for those with sensitive skin.
- Breathable and thermo-regulating - keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
- Absorbs twice as much moisture as cotton.
- UV protective – Protects you from the sun’s rays in comfort.
- Biodegradable – A greener material that will simply return to the Earth.
When sourcing bamboo fibres for Funky Sock Co, Corey ensured that the bamboo used was 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Funky Sock Co also ensured that all packaging was fully recyclable by recyclable materials using non toxic inks and natural dyes.
Corey has visited the factory several times to ensure ethical manufacturing practises. Corey, Mavis, Jack and Freeman speak daily discussing designs, colours, manufacturing set backs and shipping. They are looking forward to visiting Australia one day soon! (See below)