We are passionate about making our socks here in Fort Payne, Alabama and we also care deeply about where our raw materials come from. Our organic cotton is grown, spun and dyed in the U.S. and we know who we’re working with every step of the way. Our cotton farmers and yarn spinners are kind, hard-working people in West Texas and North Carolina — which means our socks are born and bred in the South.
Partnering with folks right here at home allows us to ensure our socks are some of the most comfortable, durable, and environmentally friendly socks around.
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just west of the Little River Canyon, you’ll find Fort Payne, Alabama — the former “Sock Capital of the World.” The once-booming hosiery industry of Fort Payne was hit hard in the early 2000s when most textile manufacturing moved off-shore. At zkano, we are honored to continue Fort Payne's rich sock making tradition at our family mill.