PRESS RELEASE FROM MERGE4.
December 1, 2021. For Immediate Release.
Santa Cruz-based sock brand, MERGE4, is proud to announce a brand new collaboration with the legendary band, Blondie. The collaboration features three sock designs featuring Blondie’s iconic artwork.
Co-founded by guitarist, Chris Stein, and singer, Deborah Harry, Blondie helped pioneer new wave music in New York during the mid-70s and quickly became acquainted with success. The band is well known for embracing a broad range of music that incorporates elements of punk, disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music.
MERGE4’s Blondie Sock Collection includes three striking sock designs, featuring artwork that captures their hit songs, iconic photography, and notable art style. Each sock is constructed with MERGE4’s signature “Cult Weave” which prevents any graphics from being “blown out” or warped when the socks are worn and stretched. The socks feature a self-adjusting welt cuff, elastic arch support, a moisture-wicking sole and strategic plush cushioning for added comfort.
“Blondie is legendary” says MERGE4’s founder and CEO Cindi Busenhart. “Debbie Harry broke down barriers in a time when there was only a handful of women in rock and roll and she is a pioneer across a multitude of musical genres.”
MERGE4 brings the appeal of Blondie to everyday fashion with three new socks inspired by all things Blondie. One of the new MERGE4 x Blondie socks is titled “Hits” and combines the vibrant graphics of Blondie’s hit songs “Heart of Glass,” “Dreamer,” “One Way or Another,” and “Call me.” Another sock in the collection focuses on Blondie’s classic black and white photography, highlighting an iconic photograph of Debbie Harry. The final MERGE4 x Blondie sock in this series is a pop art portrait of Debbie Harry by artist Billy Perkins. The three designs offer something different, but each of these MERGE4 x Blondie socks are fit for any Blondie fan.
One way or another, Blondie continues to be massively influential and internationally recognized for their pioneering style.
MERGE4’s Blondie socks can be purchased through select retailers or online at: https://merge4.com/collections/blondie
MERGE4 was built on the foundation of using business as a force for doing good in the world. From the very beginning, we’ve operated as a Certified B Corporation, making sure we focus just as much effort on people and the planet as we do on profits.
We’re proud to say we’re more than just a sock company. We empower artists, athletes and musicians through meaningful collaborations. We partner with nonprofits to make socks that benefit causes from endangered species to pediatric transplant patients. And we’ve built a diverse family of brand ambassadors that share this common vision of merging together for positive change.
From the moment you purchase your first pair of MERGE4 socks, you’re part of this awesome family and journey towards a more sustainable, inclusive and ethical future. For more information, visit www.merge4.com.
Blondie is an American rock band from New York City, New York formed in 1974. The group is currently composed of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Tommy Kessler, Matt Katz-Bohen, and Leigh Foxx.