Sierra Club Launches Eco-Friendly Legwear Line

SAN FRANCISCO — September 7, 2011 — The Sierra Club, America’s largest and most influential
grassroots environmental organization, has launched a new line of socks made from recycled,
regenerated and organic materials.

Sierra Club Socks are crafted by third-generation hosiery experts Parker Legwear of Old Fort,
North Carolina. Produced using yarns made from 100% recycled fibers, coupled with responsible
manufacturing techniques, has led the socks to be called “The Official Socks of Planet Earth.”

The Sierra Club chose to partner with Parker in part because of the family-owned company’s
strict adherence to manufacturing and production protocols that assure less impact on the
environment. “We are thrilled to team up with the Sierra Club to make this eco-friendly sock line,”
said Parker Legwear President Jeff Parker. “Our two organizations hold similar values, and simply
put… it’s the perfect fit. We should all look for ways to lessen our impact the environment. Not
only will you tread lightly on the planet by wearing Sierra Club socks, you can also take comfort
in knowing you are supporting the Sierra Club and its environmental endeavors.”

“Partnering with Parker Legwear is a step in the right direction for the Sierra Club, and
makes it easier than ever for consumers to make a difference just by getting dressed in the
morning.” said Johanna O’Kelley, Director of Licensing and Cause Related Marketing for the Sierra
Club. “We are thrilled to work with a company that, like us, values innovative ideas and
environmentally responsible products.”

Eco-friendly Sierra Club socks are made with RECOVER cotton blend yarns, which are produced
from 100% recycled fibers. After an intense search for fine recycled yarns, Parker Legwear found a
source in their own backyard, the Spanish company Hilaturas Ferre, which has a satellite facility
in Hickory, N.C.

The eco-friendly socks are available online at in a variety of sizes and styles
for both men and women. A portion of the proceeds from every pair purchased will go directly to the
Sierra Club to support their mission to protect communities, wild places and the planet. To learn
more about the Sierra Club, please visit

Posted on September 13, 2011

Source: The Sierra Club