What is Socks Kick?
We are a family owned retail and wholesaler company based in Michigan. We sell and distribute socks. I, Baris, manage the company with my wife Cigdem.
I first came to Michigan as a Rotary exchange student in 2005. After spending a year, I realized that Michigan is full of warm-hearted people who live in very cold weather conditions. It’s where I learned to use my hand as a map, started measuring distance in hours, not miles and figured that UP is a place not a direction. We ran on ice, swam in lakes, fished, camped, snowmobiled, baked with "soda" and drank "pop". I loved it so much and over the years I kept close contact with my host family and friends. About 2 years ago I came back to visit and had the idea of bringing warm socks to cope with the freezing weather in Northern Michigan.
We started Socks Kick in 2017. My wife and I first formed the start-up and a few months later we established a 7,000-sq/ft. warehouse and a showroom in East Jordan, Michigan.
What makes us different?
We manufacture top-notch quality socks in our family owned factory in Turkey. We have over 35 years of experience in manufacturing. So we know how to make a good sock.
The problem with most socks in the market is that the top part is too tight which makes it very uncomfortable. Our socks have soft-top with high elasticity that doesn’t irritate your legs and the toe parts are wider for more comfort.
We knit our socks on authentic vintage machines to achieve the superior fit and use natural yarns such as Merino Wool, Turkish Cotton and bamboo to make sure the touch is great. We also use eco friendly, wool and cotton blends in our socks that are generated from textile waste fabric pieces thanks to recycling.
Our factory specializes in 3 and 6 gauge heavy knitted socks manufacturing.
We do the full cycle of production; starting from knitting, finishing, packaging, inspecting, marketing and exporting throughout European countries such as Germany, Denmark, U.K., France and Austria. We always make sure that we provide the best service to our customers with great quality products.
Since 2010, our factory was certified by Oeko-Tex, which is an independent testing, and certification system for textile produtcs. The socks we make are tested for harmful substances and we make sure to follow environmentally friendly production.
In our factory in Istanbul, we do not just make great socks; we also treat our employees well. Our factory is a member of SEDEX and BSCI Grade A supplier. We are constantly being audited by these global independent organizations to make sure that we achieve the highest standards on labor rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Our goal is to expand statewide and nationally. Our ultimate goal is to move some of the production from Turkey to here so that we can make MADE IN U.S.A. socks. With production in the USA we will be able to create more jobs locally. We will always move forward and be the family company with the professional business attitude and ethics. We will keep improving our products quality, services we provide, our employees and the environment.
Reach us via email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us from (231) 222-2402 Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM.