Hello Friends of Little Stocking Co.,
We have some exciting news to share with you! While we’re at it, we figure it’s a good time to reintroduce ourselves and share the story of our brand and the last 1.5 years that have brought us to where we are today.
As you may have seen on social media, we are releasing our new “Hello Spring” Collection this week. Beyond these happy Spring colors is a brand new sock that we are incredibly proud of and excited to share with you.
We are thrilled to announce that we are now producing our line of knee highs right here in the United States of America!
It has always been a dream and goal of ours to have USA made stockings and making it happen has been a trying and incredible journey. We have spent a lot of time recently reflecting on how we started, the challenges we have faced and how lucky we feel to have customers who have believed in us and cheered us on along the way.
Little Stocking Company began in August of 2016 as “Happy Tights”. In the very early months of our brand, we were individually hand dyeing each pair of stockings. As our little shop quickly grew, we knew it would not be possible to continue hand dyeing if we wanted to grow even more and be able to provide stockings to the growing demand of our customers. Upon this realization we started seeking out a US manufacturer to custom make our line. We spent months making phone calls and trying to convince several US manufacturers to take a chance on our start-up and faced constant rejection. We weren't in big retailers, we didn't have big money and we hadn't been around long enough. We found ourselves faced with the choice of closing up shop or seeking an overseas manufacturer who would be willing to work within our needs, and we chose the latter.
After spending a couple more months arranging samples from several countries, we decided to work with a team in China who was open to our specific needs and eager to work with us. All of the stockings that we have sold between Fall of 2017 and now have been produced by this same team. While we have been happy with our importing experience, we have continued to seek a US manufacturer to partner with us. Like hand dyeing, we have always known that overseas production would be another stepping stone to get us where we really wanted to be- here in the USA!
Our new “Hello Spring” Collection is our dream turned reality. As Little Stocking Co. has grown and evolved we have always strived to be improving both product quality and customer experience. We can’t wait to introduce you to our best stockings ever!
Stay tuned for more details on our website this week, including our new and improved sizing!
XO- Ticia + Lindsey