The Irish Socks company, Irish Socksciety is celebrating one year in business with the launch of their wearable art collection. The business was born out of love for Ireland but it has become the passion of co-founders Alex’s and Joanna’s lives.
Irish Socksciety have joined forces with Irish Artist Shane O’Malley to launch their first artist edition socks. Emerging from Ireland’s vibrant graffiti subculture, O’Malley works in the mediums of paint, murals and art installations. He stole Alex’s and Joanna’s hearts with the bold colours and simple geometric shapes to communicate challenging concepts. His work focuses on the themes of identity, mental and emotional health, journey and self-hood, making it a very powerful pairing with the sock designers who believe “that even socks can be a good medium to carry a happy and inspiring message.”
“Although we are celebrating our first year in the socks business it feels like we’ve been doing it for many years. It’s all down to the people, the laughs, the orders, the awards, the colour pallet, the letters and postal orders received from the eldest of fans and hugs received from the youngest, the press, the trade shows and all of the thousands of socks that us two Polish gals have produced in the past months,” laughed Joanna Zalech, Co-Owner of Irish Socksciety.
So go on, check them out! Wish them happy birthday, win yourself a new pair socks and join the wonderful and growing Irish Socksciety. To order yours, click here, where you can also sign up and buy a monthly subscription!