Zkano Organic Cotton Socks Giveaway

I have a question for you.  Do you wear socks?  Yeah, socks on your feet?  I do.  I wear them all the time.  I am just one of those people who always has a pair of socks on, even in bed, I just like the feeling of a comfy pair of socks on my feet. As you may also know, most pairs of socks are made with cotton and cotton is, essentially, a crop that grows in nature and is usually sprayed quiet heavily with pesticides.  I mean dirty heavy with pesticides.  Dangerous levels, in fact. This article written by the Organic Trade Commission is quite scary when you consider the affects of the pesticides and their impact on the environment and on the people who work with them or live near where the cotton is harvested.
I try to buy as much of my food products organic as my budget will allow, but clothing is a much bigger challenge for me due to the cost. I look for really great sales and have been able to buy a few pieces of clothing for my family.  I have to tell you, I feel the difference.  The softness of organic cotton, even wash after wash, is amazing.
I was so thrilled the first time I was introduced to Zkano Organic Cotton Socks.  They are a small family owned company and are produced right her in the USA.  Makes me we wanna do a  happy dance (in my Zkano socks, of course) just thinking about these two facts alone.  Supporting a hardworking American family in their non-sweatshop production of organic cotton socks is something we can all feel great about!  Recently, I learned a little “fun fact” that I didn’t know about Zkano.  I am nosy curious and I like to know the background about a company, where they came from, why they do what they do…..who they are.  I asked where the name Zkano came from.  Good question, right?  I mean it’s such a unique and interesting name so there must be a special reason for it!  They shared this with me:

“Kano” is a Native American word that means “a state of being good”, which we embrace by offering a product that is good for the environment, good for people who grow the cotton, and good for those who wear our socks. Hence our slogan, Be Good Feel Good.

I believe every word of it.  In my interactions with Gina over at Zkano, I get a true sense of her love for her company and her desire and commitment to put forth a quality product that benefits everyone and everything.

I almost forgot to mention that Earth Day is this week on April 22nd and it’s the 40th Anniversary!! I hope you will be thinking  about that as you go through your week.  Maybe commit to just one change that’s better for your family and for the planet.  Some examples are to stop buying things like plastic water bottles, recycle whenever possible, or replace your toxic cleaners with more “people” and planet-friendly products.

I am so excited to share that Zkano wants to introduce you to the joy that is organic cotton socks!! They want one of my awesome readers to have one three pairs of their very own!!! Yeah, I know, they are fantastic like that!  So, here’s how to get in to win!  I am going to give you many ways to get entries.  You can do one or all of them….the more you do, the more chances you have!

  •  Follow me on Twitter and come back and leave me a comment with your Twitter id.
  • Follow Zkano on Twitter and come back and leave me a comment with your Twitter id.
  • Become a fan of Let’s Be Green Together on Facebook and come back and leave a comment with your Facebook name.
  • Become a fan of Zkano on Facebook and comment back and leave a comment with your Facebook name.(Make sure you check out their photos – I love the inside look at the plant where the socks are made!)
  • Tell me something you’d like to change or have already done for a more “green” lifestyle.
  • Go to the Zkano website and come back here and tell me something you learned about the company or just share your favorite pair of socks – you know…..the ones you will choose when you win. (*wink*)
  • Subscribe to my blog, follow my blog for additional entries!

Okay, that should keep you busy!  Oh, wait, there are couple of rules to keep in mind.  Please include your email address in at least one of your entries.  Without your email, I can’t contact you if you win! Also, U.S. entries only please.
Giveaway will end on April 27, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

*Disclosure: I was not provided a product for the purpose of this review/giveaway.  Zkano is generously providing the prize for the winner.


  1. I follow you on Twitter @amberterp

  2. I'm following Zkano on Twitter @amberterp

  3. I do lots of green things but my favorite is coming up soon FARMERS MARKET!

  4. I'm following you (even though you were already in my RSS feed.)

  5. jklafollette says

    I follow you on Twitter: @jklafollette and @FridgeArtist

  6. jklafollette says

    I'm a fan on Facebook!

    -Jennifer LaFollette

  7. jklafollette says

    Now following Zkano on Twitter (@jklafollette)

  8. to be more green- i have switched to cloth grocery bags, started buying more organic produce, and recently planted a veggie garden.
    thanks and happy earth day 🙂

  9. iangela20 says

    I love your blog, I 'm following on twitter!

  10. smilinggreenmom says

    I follow you on Twitter @smilinggreenmom

  11. smilinggreenmom says

    Following them on Twitter now too @smilinggreenmom

  12. smilinggreenmom says

    We do not use our dryer! We line dry our laundry outside in the warm weather months and inside all winter long!! Sure would love to line dry some of these socks 😀

  13. smilinggreenmom says

    Love the Ridge footies – cute!

  14. Cheryle Barnes says

    I'm a fan on facebook and would love to win the socks!

  15. I am your Facebook Fan – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. I follow Zkano on Twitter – Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. I follow you on Twitter – Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Zkano Facebook Fan – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I would like to become more green by only using eco-friendly cleaning products.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. I follow your blog – janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. I like Ridge – Organic Cotton No Show Sock with Heel Tab.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Soapnutter says

    I'm already following you! @EthicsTrading is now following Zkano as well.

    I'm also already a facebook fan… But Sarah Barnard (the profile) is now a Zkano fan as well.

    Is the comp open to the UK?

  23. Soapnutter says

    Oh, added the blog to me RSS feeds too, I lost loads of blog feeds in an upgrade recently… Sorry.

  24. Soapnutter says

    Also following Zkano on twitter on my @EthicsTrading id, and "liked" on Facebook as Sarah Barnard. I'm sure I already said that but it hasn't shown up …..

  25. Cathy Let's Be Green Together says

    Congrats!!! Random.org chose number 9. That's you. That's this comment!!!

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