San Clemente - FutureStitch, Inc. has announced a new sock manufacturing partnership with philanthropic footwear brand TOMS which, the companies say, will help drive socially-conscious knitwear manufacturing forward.
The two brands say they have made social and environmental responsibility core of their businesses, and now they'll work together to design, develop, manufacture, market and distribute this 'state-of-the-art' line of socks produced on FutureStitch's circular and hosiery knitting technology.
According to FutureStitch Co-Founder and CEO, Taylor Shupe. the multi-year collaboration with TOMS showcases FutureStitch's high quality technicians and machinery that is disrupting the knitwear industry as a whole. "We're thrilled to partner with TOMS, a leading global company bringing better products to customers worldwide," said Shupe. "Our partnership demonstrates FutureStitch's commitment to working with brands that share our values and guide today's ideas into tomorrow's technologies with scalable solutions at every stage of the product development cycle. TOMS has been a model of corporate social responsibility, and just like us, they're in the business of improving lives."
The FutureStitch and TOMS partnership is said to focus on the creation of high-quality and customised product. It means every component of the product can be tailored to create a complementary sock for TOMS shoes. In keeping with both brands pledge to social responsibility, each purchase enables investments in local partners who are working to create positive change.
"Our partnership enables us to leverage the power of FutureStitch's product design capabilities and highest level of advanced manufacturing to build highly customized products to complement our unique shoe collection," added TOMS CEO Magnus Wedhammar.
In addition to being SA 8000 certified, FutureStitch's latest manufacturing facility recently received the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. It's the first U.S.-based manufacturer in China to receive the LEED Platinum certification, which recognizes FutureStitch's achievement in operating a healthier, more energy and resource-efficient building.
Founded in 2017, FutureStitch, Inc. is a global textile and technology company founded by Taylor Shupe and Peter Shi. FutureStitch's main purpose is to create premium knitted products through a business model that promotes social and environmental consciousness. With offices in San Clemente, California, and Haining, China, FutureStitch has a strong brand portfolio that includes Stance China, InStitches, Boosocki, FreshMD, and Golden Willow; and is the contract manufacturer of Stance socks.