Fox River Mills

Fox River Mills
HeadquartersOsage, Iowa, United States

Fox River Mills, Inc., is a sock manufacturer based in Osage, Iowa.

The company was founded in 1900.[1] In 1992, they purchased the Nelson Knitting Company of Rockford, Illinois, and in the process acquired the trademark on the Red Heel socks used to make sock monkeys.[2] Fox River Mills includes instructions for making a sock monkey in every packet of Red Heel socks.[3]

Fox River Mills is also known for their odor-controlling X-Static sock liners[4] and their line of organic wool socks.[5]

  1. ^ Rose Apodaca. "The Agony of Da' Feet". Los Angeles Times. November 19, 1993. View, 1.
  2. ^ Fiona Morgan. "Still life with monkeys". Independent Weekly. September 27, 2006. 34.
  3. ^ David Nammany. "Sock Monkey Mania! Fox River Mills featured in new book about sock-made critters". Globe Gazette. April 24, 2007. Retrieved on September 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Annette McGivney. "Fox River X-Static sock liners". Backpacker. April 1999. 87.
  5. ^ Associated Press. "Iowa Company Launches Organic Socks". CBS News. December 11, 2005. Retrieved on September 29, 2008.