Carlsbad CA— With more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Carlsbad local John Rich is hyper-aware of what is being worn in his community. And although there were plenty of Carlsbad t-shirts, hats and bags, he was hard pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad socks.
“I consider socks to be like a t-shirt for your feet,” joked John aka JR. “I also noticed how much the Carlsbad sign resonated with the community. I saw the void, combined the two ideas, threw in a charitable component, and bam! Carlsbad Socks were born. I’m also proud that we’re putting America back to work one sock at a time, as they are manufactured right here in the USA.”
The socks have been a hot seller since their July appearance in local Carlsbad shops like Offshore Surf Shop, Carlsbad Pipelines, and the Village 7-Eleven. Two dollars of every pair sold goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, helping fund their impactful after school programming.
“JR’s ingenuity and passion for his community is remarkable,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “He came up with a great idea and just ran with it. It’s truly a win-win, and we are grateful he selected the Club as the beneficiary of his resourcefulness.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952, providing programs and services to thousands of young people. The organization is nearly 100% funded by local donors.