J’s by John’s Crazy Socks Can Now Be Found at Esteamed Coffee in Cary, North Carolina

We are excited to share that you can find socks from John’s Crazy Socks at Esteamed Coffee in Cary, North Carolina. We share a mission with Esteamed Coffee to employ people with differing abilities. They are now carrying our own line of socks called J’s, that include our famous Awareness Socks, are now available for retail stores to carry

Staff at Esteamed Coffee

John Cronin, cofounder of John’s Crazy Socks, said, “We love what Esteamed Coffee is doing and I am so happy that they now carry my socks. They hire people with differing abilities, people like me, and show the world what is possible.” 

John and his founder and father, Mark X. Cronin, made a video to welcome Esteamed Coffee to the John’s Crazy Socks family. You can watch that video here

Esteamed COffee Sign

Esteamed Coffee: More than Just a Coffee Shop 

Esteamed Coffee is a welcoming coffee shop in the heart of Cary, North Carolina.  They are not just a coffee shop. Esteamed Coffee has created a community on a mission to lower the 70+% unemployment rate for people with disabilities by creating meaningful job opportunities for people with intellectual, developmental, communication and/or visual impairments in a warm supportive environment. 

A barista at Esteamed Coffee in Cary, NC

Like any great coffee shop, Esteamed Coffee offers hot and cold drinks and delicious muffins, brownies, cookies and pastries. But there is so much more. Visit the shop and you will see artwork created by artists with differing abilities. And they employ a dozen people with differing abilities. A non-profit, Esteamed Coffee is supported by more than 30 volunteers. 

Co-founder Angie Hudson told Cary Magazine, how they put their employees with differing abilities front and center. “They’re not sweeping a floor in a back room. They’re not in a warehouse doing a job that nobody ever sees,” Hudson said. “The coffee shop creates that opportunity for being seen and celebrated.” 

Founders Angie and Tamara

You can learn more about Esteamed Coffee by visiting their website or watching this video

A barista at work at Esteamed Coffee

Now Offering John’s Crazy Socks Products in Retail Stores 

John’s Crazy Socks began selling socks direct to consumers on December 9, 2016. By 2020, we began offering services to other businesses with our custom socks and corporate gift program as well as our charity fundraising program for non-profits. Now, we offer socks through our wholesale channel. By working with retailers, we can reach many more customers. 

John with a retail display of John's Crazy Socks

John said, “We have a mission to spread happiness. The more customers we reach, the more happiness we create.”   

“Entering the wholesale market and helping retail stores carry our products will allow us to reach more people and spread more happiness,” said John’s co-founder and father, Mark X. Cronin. “Our customers love our socks and they know that when they buy our socks, they enable us to employ people with differing abilities – more than half our colleagues have a differing ability. Our customers feel good about supporting our Giving Back Program – we start by donating five percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics and have donated over $625,000 to our charity partners. Most of all, buying our socks lets customers spread happiness. Wearing our socks make people feel good.” 

Retail Offerings from John’s Crazy Socks 

Retail stores can now carry J’s, the private line of John’s Crazy Socks that include our famous Awareness Socks. The J’s are exclusive to John’s Crazy Socks with vibrant designs and construction that customers love. 

John and Mark with a retail display of John's Crazy Socks

Our Awareness Socks celebrate causes like Down syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy and raise money for charity partners like the National Down Syndrome Society, the Autism Society of America and United Cerebral Palsy. 

“Our socks make a difference,” said John Cronin, “And that’s why they make our customers so happy.” 

Mark added, “Our customers tell us that just putting on our socks makes them feel good all day.”  

If you are a retail store owner and want to carry our socks, visit our website to learn more and place your order. 

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $625,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at service@johnscrazysocks.com.

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