The story of the sock monkey goes way back, back before we thought. The popular icon goes back to the Victorian Era, when a man named John Nelson immigrated to the U.S. and created the Nelson Knitting Company in 1880. However, the toy didn’t become as iconic until The Great Depression when old Nelson socks would be reclaimed into toys for the kids.
At Green 3, we consider those who love our sock monkey products to be those who are still kids are heart, are playful and have a wild sense of wonder. If you, or someone else you know, fits into these categories, then this list is the one to read as part of our 10 Day Gift-Giving Blog Series.
1. Love Sock Monkey
Our Love Sock Monkey long-sleeved tee is just that– one full of love. The sock monkeys are designed in the shape of a heart on a royal red tee to show your love for them. If you look closely, all the faces of the monkeys are different, creating something that’s unique and silly, just like your personality. The shirt is extremely comfortable as it’s made from 100% organic cotton. It’s also made with a flattering cut around the bust and mid-waist so nothing fits weird. Did we mention it’s also made in the USA? Shop now!
2. Sock Monkey Patches
This long-sleeved tee is new to our 2015 Fall/Holiday collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich, chocolate-brown color, the softness and the patched graphic monkey on it. The tee features a sock monkey who is made up of different patches. How cute, right? It fits into the story of them being originally reclaimed toys. It also features hearts, which shows your true love and passion for the sock monkeys. This tee is also made from 100% organic cotton, with a form-flattering fit. It’s also made in the USA, right in Wisconsin. Shop now!
3. Sock Monkey Handwarmer
Lighthearted and whimsical are two words that come to mind when describing our Sock Monkey Handwarmers. They create simplicity in the five stripes at the base with a face of a sock monkey, but don’t let that fool you. This handwarmer set will keep you laughing and joyful all day. Not to mention it’s the perfect accessory with any holiday outfit because the red threads will accent just about any Christmas sweater. It’s a great stocking stuffer! Our handwarmers are a little bit different than our tees. Although they are made in the USA, they are made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton knits, and are made on a special machine in Upstate New York. Shop now!
4. Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmer
Looking for a little bit more stripe in your life? We may have the perfect solution for you sock monkey lovers- our Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmer. The chocolate and red accentuate each other beautifully with the waving sock monkey on the back of your hand, and the words, “Hi” and “Bye” featured on the palms. Be silly while staying warm through the winter months. It’s a great stocking stuffer! Just like our regular Sock Monkey Handwarmer, the Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmers are also made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!
5. Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf
Our Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf is considered a timeless classic with a modern eco-twist! It will be the “greenest” striped monkey to ever be part of your collection. This scarf will keep you warm against the harsh December and January winds or make a great accessory to your winter outfits. Just like our other knits at Green 3, the Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!
6. Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf
Bring out your silliest side with our Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf! The iconic brown and grey polka dots accent the waving sock monkey on a bold red background. The patterns show will off your fun and wonder-like personality. If you know someone who fits into a couple of those descriptions, this just may be the perfect gift for them this holiday season. This scarf is also made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York, creating a beautiful tale to tell at anyone who asks about it. Shop now!
7. Sock Monkey Stripe Hat
Keep your noggin’ warm this winter with a Green 3 Sock Monkey Stripe Hat. Match it with our scarf and handwarmers, and you’ll be all set to fight the cold! The unique story of why Green 3’s hats are square is one to treasure, as it’s quirky, fun and one-of-a-kind. The waving sock monkey and brown and red stripes sure will bring attention and can be a great conversation starter. Just like our other knits, the Sock Monkey Stripe Hat is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!
8. Sock Monkey Traditional Large Throw
Curl up around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and Green 3’s Sock Monkey Traditional Throw. It’s large enough to wrap around your body and hone in your warmth. Green 3 is keeping it more traditional with the classic brown color that sock monkeys are known for. Our throw is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton and is machine wash & dry, just in case you spill some hot cocoa. Shop now!
And if you happen to know a little one who loves sock monkeys just as much, here are a few items for them:
All of our onesies at Green 3 are made form 100% organic cotton for softness for your little one. Our throws are made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York- Made with the environment at heart and in the USA.