FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN
At MERGE4 we make socks without the stink. You can do that on your own.
We’re well into the 21st Century, where technology and environmental concern have smashed together like a jam sammich. The new revolution is producing products that are guaranteed harmless to human beings, puppies, kittens, unicorns and the environment. In addition to quality, style and comfort, environmental sustainability is one of our top priorities when developing new products. We aim to innovate sustainably by using responsibly-produced, recycled, and renewable materials.
MERGE4’s line of bamboo blend socks is made with mechanically-processed bamboo without the use of harmful chemicals. Our environmentally friendly, bamboo-based yarn is inherently anti-bacterial and has a luxurious cashmere-like softness for ultra-cozy socks.
RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLE YARN
Out of the ocean and onto your feet. We use certified Repreve® yarn made from post-consumer single-use plastic bottles and recycled polyester in our line of recycled plastic bottle socks.
Conventionally-grown cotton involves heavy use of synthetic chemicals that are harmful to both consumers and the environment. Our organic cotton socks are sourced from farms that adhere to strict organic production methods without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.
MERGE4 socks are produced and packed with extra care for our Mother Earth. We only use biodegradable paper for our hangtags and hangers, and each pair of socks is sewn with plastic-free thread.
Fast growing and organically produced, hemp is a highly renewable resource and one of the most eco-friendly textiles in the world. Our new collection of hemp socks is made using a hemp blend that’s easy on the environment for soft, durable, breathable and natural feeling socks.
ULTRASONIC PLANT-BASED DYES
MERGE4 goes above and beyond by using natural plant extracts to dye our line of plant-dyed socks. We use an eco-friendly and highly efficient ultrasonic dying method to ensure optimal color fastness and vibrancy.
Part of our sustainable approach to design and development includes responsible sourcing for materials, production facilities and labor.
MERGE4 is committed to ethical business practices throughout our supply chain. To ensure compliance, we conduct annual factory audits to verify BSCI certification as well as factories’ adherence to MERGE4’s “Code of Conduct Agreement”. MERGE4 is also part of the Fair Labor Association and is committed to ensuring fair labor practices and safe and humane working conditions throughout their supply chains.