Hey, Camp Fans!
Here at Everything Summer Camp we pride ourselves in the quality products that we offer. Of course, we take full credit when it comes to the C&N Footlocker trunks that we manufacture ourselves ever since our humble beginnings, but we give absolute credit to those whose quality products we offer on our online shop. Let’s take a closer look at the Smartwool brand and the many wool socks of theirs that we offer on our online shop. How did this company get their start?
The Smartwool Story
Smartwool is a little ski-town brand founded by Peter and Patty Duke—ski instructors who moved in 1994 from the East Coast to Steamboat, Colorado. “That first year in Steamboat was the coldest my feet have ever been,” Peter was quoted in an Outdoor Retailer article from 2017. “I literally poured water out of my boots at the end of the day! A friend and I made some merino socks, and after that my feet were the warmest they’ve ever been, and they were absolutely dry. That’s when the lightbulb went off.”
It may sound like torture to wear wool on your feet, but that’s because you’re thinking of the wrong kind of wool like your grandmother’s itchy sweater. Smartwool uses responsibly-sourced Merino wool which consists of a much thinner and softer fiber. It isn’t itchy at all. In fact, it’s insanely soft, unbelievably breathable, and completely comfortable!
Wool in the Summer?
You may think wool would be steadfast in keeping you warm but that isn’t always the case. In fact, some campers prefer to ONLY wear wool socks. Wool actually works by regulating your body temperature. Smartwool socks are made of a thinner wool that is anti-odor and moisture-wicking to keep your feet feeling cool even in the thick of the summer season.
Get Smart About Your Socks
Thanks to the nature of this ‘miracle fiber’, Smartwool socks are naturally antibacterial, resist odor, and wick moisture away. For that reason, these socks don’t require washing after each use. You know your child. They MIGHT just grab the SAME pair of socks from yesterday! If they’re just going to wear the same socks again, at least they won’t be smelly and gross with a pair of Smartwool socks.
The people at Smartwool are smart. Not only about the way they make their products, but also the relationships they form with their business partners. They only work with a select group of businesses that they trust. Therefore, it’s an honor for us to offer their amazing socks on our summer camp shop. Check out their fun website and learn another thing or two about Smartwool. You can learn more about Smartwool right here and, as always, thanks for reading.