Paper yarn absorbs unpleasant odors and stops the growth of bacteria. The sock is knit with paper yarn and cotton-acrylic yarn embedded with chitosan, which enhances the anti-odor & bacterial functionality.
Isovaletic acid and acetic acid are commonly attributed to foot odor. Isovaleric acid has a strong pungent cheesy smell. Acetic acid, which vinegar contains, has a sour smell.
Paper Yarn has much more pockets between its fibers than normal spun yarns, which allows for the moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties. These properties can help prevent athlete’s foot by keeping feet dry.
Paper yarn has a smooth flat surface with a uniquely dry touch. It is popularly used in Asian countries where the climate is humid. Modern advanced technology allows us to produce a fine yet durable paper yarn fit for wearing.
Paper yarn is produced by slitting a paper made out of blended manila hemp and spruce pulp. Manila hemp is in the banana family and is particularly known for being a fast growing ecological plant.
Contents & Care
Paper: 32%, Cotton:30%, Polyester: 24%, Acrylic: 12%, Elastane: 2%
Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach.
Early Bird Special Rewards
In the United States : Free, Outside of USA : $15, Backers funding over $100 : Free
How to receive a reward
1. Select a reward tier and make your pledge by debit or credit card.
2. If the project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline.
(*If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card will not be charged.)
3. We will send a survey in which we will ask for your shipping address and socks in the color and size of your choice.
4. We’re planning on shipping rewards in August 2019.
We’re offering a special bonus if we hit the funding goal of $10K.
Backers who backed $30 or more will be gifted a free pair of No Show socks (GREY / size ML) as a special thank you.
We’re experts in textiles.
We’re a New York based brand under a Japanese textile company selling fabrics worldwide, so we deal with all kinds of fabrics. When we came across paper yarn we were impressed by its unique touch and amazing functionalities. We’ve been obsessed with paper yarn ever since. We decided to develop products made with paper yarn that support our daily activities and relieve stress through the natural benefits of it. That’s how we started PAPER PROJECT.
We trace all the manufacturing steps of our products, including selecting raw materials, factories and packaging materials carefully.
We try our best to minimize our environmental impact, however, we do use natural resources to some extent in our production process. In return for the benefits of natural resources, what we can do is to contribute positively to the global environment.
We donate one tree for every pair sold through the National Forest Foundation.
Risks and challenges
We’ve made many prototypes for the purpose of improving the quality and determining the smoothest bulk production process.
We work closely with our manufacturers to plan for production schedules and allocate capacity appropriately. While we have a strong relationship with them and plan ahead as much as possible, unexpected problems could arise. If we encounter any delays or unforeseen circumstances, we will keep our backers updated on a regular basis. We will keep the lines of communication open at all times. We're deeply committed to delivering our product on time.
Thank you for your support. We’re excited to have you all wear the socks!
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