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Making socks in California with a social conscience

Forward thinking socks manufacturer FutureStitch is creating real manufacturing jobs in the USA, recruiting and employing formerly incarcerated women.

28th July 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Oceanside, CA, USA

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Oceanside, California based FutureStitch is a cutting-edge knit producer partnering with some of the biggest names in fashion including Stance, TOMS, Crocs, Everlane, and more to create specialized, durable sock designs. It is the go-to manufacturing partner in the space, with industry-leading expertise and an unwavering commitment to using its business to drive positive change. Prior to launching FutureStitch, co-founder and CEO Taylor Shupe was a co-founder of Stance, and he has also served as Vice Chairman for Yeezy.

This summer, FutureStitch has expanded its manufacturing into the United States for the first time, opening a new factory in Oceanside, CA. Working closely with San Diego Workforce Partners and North County Lifeline, the company is recruiting and employing formerly incarcerated women. Knitting Industry spoke to Taylor Shupe about his philosophy and his vision for FutureStitch and its employees.

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