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"..He was diagnosed with double Club Foot when he was just over a year old and after 8 weeks in double leg casts and surgery on his heel he was recently fitted for an orthotic brace he currently wears for 23 hours a day! When we first got the brace we struggled to find sock that were tall enough on his leg to go above the brace, as well as finding ones that weren’t so tight that they would leave red marks on his calves after being on for 20+ hours at a time. I was also looking for socks that were made with good quality materials since he has such sensitive skin after so many weeks in casts. I was really excited when I found your company knowing I could buy a healthier and safer product to keep on his feet under his incredibly tight brace. So far they have been wonderful for him, no irritation or red marks and they fit so well under the brace. "
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During the research and development phase of Q for Quinn; while addressing my son’s eczema was a priority with the socks, I was more obsessed with the details of overall comfort and how fun the designs were going to be. Solving foot eczema for thousands of kid honestly didn’t come up as a top priority for our socks - I really didn’t understand how prevalent eczema was in kids and babies at the time. However, what I didn’t realize at the time was that by designing my socks around comfort for children, I was also helping solve eczema issues in kids.

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The materials and seamless toes however are not something just for kids (and adults) with sensitive feet. They are good for sensitive or sensory kids because of the level of comfort engineered in the socks, something that is important for ANY kid who wears their socks all day, every day – imagine an obtrusive seam rubbing your toes ALL day, or a non-breathable fabric that keeps in moisture all day, or an extremely tight fit resulting in poor blood circulation. 
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When I first started the sourcing for Q for Quinn, it shocked me how hard it was to find good organic socks. I wanted socks I knew would be safe and gentle for my son (who also suffered from eczema) and also very importantly was gentle on our planet. I knew, there were a lot of chemicals in baby clothing and socks but I could never have imagined that 90% of socks in the market would be considered “unsafe.” This study was conducted in Europe and studied European retail outlets. I have often held European retail outlets at a much higher quality and safety standards than North American ones, which makes this discovery even more astonishing. I’m not sure when there will be a similar study conducted for socks in the North American market but all I can do is become more conscious of what and where we buy and share our knowledge with our customers and supporters.

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