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Sock Fairy News and a Q&A with the Queen

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Sock Fairy News and a Q&A with the Queen

We’ve had lots of exciting news at sock fairy headquarters lately, including some great updates within our local business community in San Luis Obispo, California!  In June, we joined the SLO Chamber of Commerce, linking ourselves with about 1,400 other businesses in our community. We have had a brick-and-mortar novelty sock shop in downtown SLO since 2007, and we also have a warehouse nearby where we ship orders from our online store. We’ve long been proud to be a part of our local business scene, and now we’re so thrilled to make it official!  Chamber members held a ribbon cutting...

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Q&A: Brooke Talks Business Ownership, Motherhood & Empowering Her Team

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Q&A: Brooke Talks Business Ownership, Motherhood & Empowering Her Team

Brooke English, owner and queen sock fairy, opened The Sock Drawer at the age of 27 in 2007. Since then, she has grown her business tremendously from a small novelty sock store in San Luis Obispo, California, to a thriving online retailer with a staff of women in a wide variety of roles. She is also the proud mother of two boys.  For Women’s Equality Day, we asked her to reflect on the challenges she’s faced over the years as a business owner and mother. Q. What is it like working with mostly women? A. Really special. Our team is built...

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It’s Official! The Sock Drawer Is Certified as a Great Place to Work

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It’s Official! The Sock Drawer Is Certified as a Great Place to Work

We’re wiggling our toes extra hard these days down at The Sock Drawer headquarters, as we’ve been officially certified as a Great Place to Work! We are super proud of this special recognition, which was granted by a global leader in workplace culture. Of course, we sock fairies have known all along that working with crazy novelty socks all day is pretty much a dream job, but now we’ve got the official seal to prove it! Great Place to Work is a private company that awards its coveted certification to businesses worldwide that have the best workplace culture. “We’re so...

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The Sock Drawer Donates 251 Pairs to Rita’s Rainbows

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The Sock Drawer Donates 251 Pairs to Rita’s Rainbows

The sock fairies are proud to announce a new donation to a wonderful local nonprofit organization, Rita’s Rainbows! This fantastic group has been collecting socks through donation drives for years, and this year we are thrilled to hook them up with 251 new pairs of fun novelty socks, worth $2,150! Rita’s Rainbows, a group committed to helping local kids and teens in need, collects socks for an event called Sera’s Sock Day. The socks will be distributed to agencies in our hometown of San Luis Obispo that serve children, in honor of Sera Day Coryell. Sera lived here in SLO...

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Merry Christmas & Thanks for an Amazing 2018!

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Merry Christmas & Thanks for an Amazing 2018!
Another year, another crazy holiday shopping season and about a bajillion sock orders have passed us by once again, and it’s time for us sock fairies to take a breath and count our blessings. This Christmas, we just want to say thanks for a fabulous 2018!

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