You can’t spell party without “art,” and this year’s Design-A-Sock Contest is uniting the two! The theme is “Join the Party!” and it’s calling on you to celebrate with your self-expression and creativity, one design at a time.
Mariana Beatriz Wu is an illustrator who uses vibrant colors and eye-catching shapes in her work, and it was her design, “Fruity Bloom,” that was selected among the top 30 as one of our three winners for last year’s Design-a-Sock Contest. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mariana has always been committed to passionate self-expression that is vivid and fearless; she truly represents how to “Be Bold. Be You.”
Maybe your aim is to make your closet look like a perfectly assembled Rubik’s Cube, or maybe you’re just looking to find two pairs of socks in your drawer that haven’t yet gotten divorced. Either way, let’s learn how to fold a pair of socks so your closet can look like this…
If there’s a pillar of Sock It to Me that gets the most passionate engagement from our internal employees, it would certainly be our desire to Create a Community of Belonging. We truly believe that our small-business’ success relies upon our connectedness to those around us, and our desire to create a better, more inclusive world by allowing everyone the opportunity for self-expression.
Christine helps Transition Projects by working in the Clothing Room, sorting and organizing the donations. Cart by cart, hanger by hanger, she looks to see which donations will be offered for their participants, stored, or repurposed to another agency. “Often I am running back and forth to get just the right thing. Sometimes I will engage with a person who just needs to tell their story or their worries,” she says.