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    Camping for Beginners: How to Pack and Plan Like an Expert

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    Camping sounds like a rather minimalistic vacation to plan—no hotel bookings required, just a tent paired with a campfire. But as you get deeper into the logistics, camping may not seem as “minimal” as you think. Factor in the packing restrictions and menu planning, and you’ve got some strategic planning to conquer before your big trip. Luckily, I’ve accrued some helpful tips throughout my own expeditions that could help out my fellow outdoor travelers.

    Sockwell Recommends: Summer 2019 Books

    Summer reading list
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    There’s nothing quite like lounging with a good book on a summer day—whether it’s indoors to beat the rain or poolside while working up a tan. Our Sockwell team dives nose-deep into their favorite summer reads and we’re ready to share our favorites with you.

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chattanooga This Summer

    Chattanooga summer activities
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    This Southeastern Tennessee gem of a city has welcomed travelers of all ages to come indulge on the scenic wonders brought to you by hiking trails, waterfalls and mountaintop views. While it’s best known for some of its bigger attractions, I’m here to give you my personal guide through a road less traveled for a more localized, outdoor experience of Chattanooga, the city I’m grateful to call home.

    How to Pack a Suitcase Like a Pro

    How to pack a suitcase for summer travel
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    As temperatures rise and pool days become more frequent, it can only mean one thing—summer vacation is upon us. But before you shuffle through your closet and double-down on travel outfits, I’ve put together a few pointers and a travel checklist from my own experience that will help guide you on how to pack a suitcase.

    Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
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    Anne Geddes once said, “any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” Father’s Day is a time to shine light on the exceptional men in our lives that help shape us to who we are today. But when it comes to gifting, shopping for dad can be challenging. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas to show dad you’re thinking of him on his special day.

    Why Nurses Should Wear Compression Socks

    Compression socks for nurses
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    A little bit of ice, stretching and foot massages can heal the pains after a long nursing shift, but many forget that a little proactivity can go a long way. Whether you’re just starting out in your nursing career or an experienced physician in the field, compression socks have become a staple piece in the closets of healthcare professionals for more than just its funky colors.

    Live Out Loud Collection: Behind the Design

    Live Out Loud Collection: Behind the Design
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    Nurses nationwide dedicate long hours and sleepless nights to prioritize the care and wellbeing of others. But even with years of rigorous schooling under their belts, nothing can prepare their feet for the many miles they endure during a single shift.

    Your Sockwell Socks are Made Right Around the Corner in the USA

    One of the founding principles at Sockwell is our iron clad commitment to American Made product.  We take pride in our “Made in the USA” product and the smaller footprint it creates.    From the earliest days of our company, we’ve partnered with American
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    Right around the corner from our offices in Chattanooga, TN, is Heritage Hosiery, a local mill with world-class knitting machines and a team of people committed to making the best socks money can buy.

    How to “KonMari” Your Sock Drawer

    KonMari method tidying up
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    If you aren’t familiar with Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo’s detailed and methodical approach to decluttering, you are falling behind on the pop culture train.

    My Quest to Happiness After Enduring a Spinal Cord Injury

    The road to physical recovery with spinal cord injury survivor, Aika Yoshida
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    With the help of therapy sessions, assisting products and a bit of patience, I’ve overcome a challenging, yet rewarding, recovery from my spinal cord injury.

    Why Wool: Three Reasons to Love Our Signature Blend

    The benefits of wool socks
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    Harvested on American soil, spun and tailored to our perfected specifications, and packaged to ship to your doorstep, we craft our signature blended socks with only the finest wool in the country.

    Spring 2019 Behind the Design

    Behind the Design, Spring 2019
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    Every creative person has their own process. Mine is very tactile. I walk city streets, talking to devoted customers and complete strangers; I attend trend seminars and visit museums and galleries; I consider what’s going on in the world and what’s in the hearts and minds of people; I take lots of pictures; I meditate.

    How to Fuel Your Marathon Training

    Chattanooga Marathon finish line
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    Let me be clear, I am by no means Chattanooga’s fastest runner; so, if you are seeking a recipe to guarantee qualification in the Boston Marathon you will not find it here. Nor am I a licensed nutritionist—although I did consult with a nutritionist when writing this post.

    Sockwell Book Club: Winter Reads

    reading by the fireplace
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    The recent polar vortex was a not-so-friendly reminder that winter weekends are best spent indoors, cozied up by the fire with a great book and a pair of merino wool socks. Throw in a hot cup of tea or glass of bourbon and you have everything you need to fully relax.

    Five Easy Tips for Personal Wellness at Work

    Laptop and work out gear
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    In simple terms, we need daily movement, nourishing food, social interaction, and restful sleep to be healthy.  But who among us has all the resources—time, energy, money—following a full day of work to keep it all balanced? Written by Emily Yann, National Sales Manager at Sockwell

    Exploring Corsica’s Wild Side: Long Distance Hiking

    GR 20 Trailhead, Corsica
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    After hiking for sixteen days, covering 110 miles, summiting six peaks along the way, crossing wind swept ridges and experiencing breathtaking views, “Je l’ai fait!” I did it! Written by Barbara Schwarz, 55, life-long adventurer and world traveler

    Why You Need to Dive Feet First into 2019

    Happy feet
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    After nearly a decade of studying foot health and designing therapeutic socks, I’ve learned that a healthier you starts in your feet. Because when your feet feel good, you feel better, from the inside out. Written by Mercedes Marchand, VP of Design at Sockwell

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