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Sock-recycling effort aims to be good for Mother Earth

Casual Adventure is spearheading local effort to aid others, environment

Casual Adventure Outfitters in Arlington is for the fourth year teaming up with Smartwool in an Earth Day-inspired recycling initiative.

Now through April 22, individuals can drop off their clean, used socks at the designated in-store collection site. Smartwool will repurpose the fabric into new socks as part of its “Second Cut” project.

“Spring cleaning is the perfect time to find a new home for all your mismatched, single, hole-ridden or unused socks,” said Eric Stern of Casual Adventure. “If they’re clean, bring them in so we can recycle them.”

Doing so will keep them out of landfills and help to showcase “the impactful role recycling plays in reducing environmental harm,” organizers said.

All brands, colors and sizes will be accepted, and should be separated into single socks for donation.

The store is at 3451 Washington Blvd. For information, call (703) 527-0600 or see the Website at