SukkaSukka Team believes that socks produced in a more controlled process by a manufacturer that follows a strict regulation (such as of the EU) are not only of high quality but are also made responsibly. All socks we are selling are designed and made in EU, which has the following advantages;
-Transporting products from within EU has less environmental impact than transporting from more common manufacturers situated thousands of miles away (e.g., Asia).
-Manufacturing socks in EU, guarantees that the process is at least aligned if not in accordance to applicable EU directives.
-Sourcing of products from manufacturers within EU, reduce costs related to payment, shipping and custom fees.
Almost all of our socks are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances), which mean that all materials of the socks have been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The rest of the socks are made from best yarns sourced from local supplier in Poland.
Our socks manufacturers/brands were carefully selected. As of the moment, all of our manufacturers are based in Poland, which strictly follows directives implemented by Polish Government and applicable EU directive.
-Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste.
-Directive (EU) 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
-Act of 14 December 2012 on waste (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 779 as amended) (PL: Ustawa z dnia 14 grudnia 2012 r. o odpadach (t.j. Dz. U. z 2021 r. poz. 779 z późn. zm.), which sets a basic regulatory framework for managing waste in Poland and implements Directive 2008/98/EC (Waste Framework Directive);
-Act of 13 June 2013 on the management of packaging and packaging waste (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 1114). (PL: Ustawa z dnia 13 czerwca 2013 r. o gospodarce opakowaniami i odpadami opakowaniowymi (t.j. Dz. U. z 2020 r. poz. 1114), which supplements the above with a specific regulation on packaging and packaging waste and implements Directive 94/62/EC (Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive)
-Act of 11 May 2001 on the obligations of entrepreneurs on the management of certain waste and on product fees (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 1903). (PL: Ustawa z dnia 11 maja 2001 r. o obowiązkach przedsiębiorców w zakresie gospodarowania niektórymi odpadami oraz o opłacie produktowej (t.j. Dz. U. z 2020 r. poz. 1903), which currently provides for specific requirements for managing particular types of waste such as oils and tyres and will be supplemented with provisions on single-use plastics.
As a minimum, manufacturers/brand we make business with complies with the above regulations. Also, these companies are making an effort to become more responsible socks manufacturer. Some of implemented practices are;
-Use of paper (mostly eco) for tags.
-Use of thread as locking, instead of plastic.
-Use of sustainable energy in some of facility.
Furthermore, we are proud that majority of our socks are from a manufacturer that has been and still very committed to its responsibility as a socks manufacturer, by exercising the following;
-Less waste. No mass production (only those being sold), upcycling of leftover materials, & donation of second-class socks.
-Yarns sourced from close proximity to the socks factory (approx. 10 km | OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified)
-Warehouse in the immediate vicinity of the socks factory
-Warehouse with an energy-saving daylight roof
-Poly-mailers made from 80% recycled plastic (PCR); Blue Angel certified
-Starch packaging peanuts (water-soluble, usable as plant fertilizer)
-Involve in community projects as follows:
-Earth Day: Attention to the preservation of biodiversity
-Campaign for the welfare of animals in shelters (#AdoptDontShop)
-Raccoon Cleanup: free socks for everyone who collects garbage
-There’s no planet B(ee): Wild bee apiaries and lots of plants on the sock factory site
-Share a pair (Has given 15 727 pairs of socks as of 2022)
We the SukkaSukka team though we are young company, we are fully committed to bring not only nice looking and quality socks but are also responsibly made. In addition, we are also committed to improve and be more responsible business. In that regard, below are some of our goals for the next 3 years;
-To improve community involvement & development e.i. to be able to provide support to children’s education in poor countries by 3rd quarter of 2023.
-To further lessen or totally eliminate the use of plastics.
-To further lessen the number of times of importation of supply, thus lessen our environmental impact due to logistics