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.”
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.
Fighting Pretty is an organization that seeks to comfort, encourage, and inspire women struggling and surviving with cancer. The movement was established by Kara Frazier, following her own struggle with stage 3 breast cancer, and it has grown to become a 501 c(3) non-profit organization that has reached over ten thousand women fighting all types of cancer across the globe.
Illustrator Nicole Medina collaborated with us on our September sock subscription box, and we couldn’t be more amped. This first-gen Latinx and Philadelphia native has created for some huge names, including The Washington Post, Target, Bitch Media, and others, so we are hollering from the rooftops for everyone and their mother to get a hold of her exclusive socks!