Limited Edition Sock Release Party


Roark’s trip to India was pretty insane. The culture is so exotic it’s hard to describe it. The colors, the smells, the textures are so intense. It takes a while to settle in, but once it does - the cadence is awesome. It keeps one motivated to unearth everything possible at the pace India allows. The man with indigo hands led us down a path unique to the garment making process, just outside of Madurai, India. Roark made a few indigo batiked pieces for their Spring 17 collection that were actually hand crafted in India, they brought some Stance socks along to apply the same traditional batik process to. Batiking really starts with this copper or wooden stamp called a Sap. From there, the maker applies a hot wax to the stamp and then begins to create a pattern on the sock. The wax acts of a layer of resistance to the Indigo dye that they’re dipped into. The wax coverage over the fibers allows the natural color of the sock to be retained and then the indigo dye to remains. From there, the socks are soaked in boiling water; the process melts away the wax and leaves the pattern that was originally stamped. The result is a completely unique product every time, a perfect collaboration for Roark and Stance and a limited edition will be available June 6, 2017 at select retailers, roark.com and stance.com