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Date Established 02/2013
Founder Evan Papel
Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Industries
Fashion
Website https://www.pocketsocks.com
Press Contact Evan Papel
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About

Pocket Socks exists to quickly deliver a unique & functional sock with a pocket manufactured ethically and with the highest standard in design, quality, that's built to last. They design, produce and distribute a fun & functional sock line unlike any other in the world.

Pocket Socks is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA and has a remote work environment with employees and team members in Chicago, Las Vegas and overseas. The company historically produced in Korea but in 2022 opened a factory not far from Mexico City. All zippered pockets are hand-sewn and finished goods undergo a rigorous 15-point quality control inspection. The company prides itself on top-notch components, ethical manufacturing and the 1 year warranty to back up their claims of quality.

Founding Story

Founder Evan Papel was traveling through Europe when his passport and money were stolen. Over a liter stein of fine Munich beer, the idea of the sock with a pocket materialized. Papel designed a high-quality sock and hand-sewed a zippered pocket into each pair. A unique travel security solution was born and Pocket Socks started back in 2002 as Zip It Sox.

Zip It Sox turned in to Zip It Gear and had a great run in the 2000s until the Great Recession ended the fun. In 2018, Papel couldn’t stop thinking about the company that could have been, but never was. So, he started tinkering around with new designs, manufactured Passport Security® Pocket Socks and started selling online again. Based on excitement from new customers and Papel’s entrepreneurial passion, he decided to re-invested in his original idea. This time, he threw a whole lot of color into the mix.

Papel invested in 30,000 units with nobody to sell them to, so he pushed the sale effort and got some great hits. Zulily touted the line as the record holder for best debut by a sock brand. Grommet followed with the same results. ABC found Papel's line and had him hold the remaining 24,000 units he had for an airing on Deals & Steels in December of 2019. All 24,000 units sold out in under 5 hours. An overnight success, 20 years in the making.

More here: https://www.pocketsocks.com/pages/about-us

Here's the segment from GMA: https://youtu.be/OWFdlfQFlEM

Products

Best Mom Ever
Best Mom Ever $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Rainbow
Pocket Socks®, Rainbow $23.95
Passport Security Socks®, Black
Passport Security Socks®, Black $27.95
Pocket Socks Crew Sport Basics
Pocket Socks Crew Sport Basics $21.95
Pocket Socks®, Pizza Party
Pocket Socks®, Pizza Party $23.95
Pocket Socks® Crew White
Pocket Socks® Crew White $21.95
Pocket Socks®, Taco
Pocket Socks®, Taco $23.95
Pocket Socks® Peace & Love
Pocket Socks® Peace & Love $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Camo
Pocket Socks®, Camo $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Multi Dot Navy
Pocket Socks®, Multi Dot Navy $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Llama
Pocket Socks®, Llama $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Avocado
Pocket Socks®, Avocado $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Dot
Pocket Socks®, Dot $23.95
Pocket Socks®, Golf
Pocket Socks®, Golf $23.95
Pocket Socks®, USA Flags
Pocket Socks®, USA Flags $23.95
Pocket Socks® Best Dad Ever
Pocket Socks® Best Dad Ever $23.95

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