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VISIONARY SERIES: #2

WOODWALK
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Our 2nd SWAP Visionaries Piece highlights Woodwalk; a full-service production company based in Los Angeles. Started by Elon graduates Will Anderson and David Gwynn, Woodwalk creates documentary-style commercials and content for brands who are conscious of how to have a positive impact on the world.
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VISIONARY SERIES: #1

George "G" Yamazawa, Jr.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Here at SWAP Socks, we're fortunate to come across interesting individuals in the entrepreneurial/social enterprise world. These people create products and services that change our world in a meaningful way.

The Visionary Series is dedicated to highlighting their paths.
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SNEAKER FREAK

Monday, March 21st, 2016
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As sock and fashion enthusiasts, we love anything that goes on your feet. Toe rings, nail polish, henna tattoos, real tattoos, paraffin wax, blister Band-Aids, regular Band-Aids, your lovers’ hands. The list goes on.
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SEEING CLEARLY

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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From the latest episode of Homeland to that new Korean BBQ restaurant in that cool up-and-coming neighborhood, we are inundated with things to see, hear, taste, smell and touch.
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THANK THE WORLD WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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I honestly can’t keep up. What about a new abbreviation? Something that connotes thankfulness and gratitude, something that inspires us to reach out and touch the hearts of those we love. How about “#ThanktheWorldWednesdays”?
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PEDICURES ARE 100% CHILL

Tuesday, January 12th, 2015
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Contrary to popular belief, it is absolutely 100% chill for men to get pedicures. On that note, it’s 100% kinda chill for men to get manicures too… But since we make socks, let’s talk feet. Before you try anything it is always good to have a little background information. I can provide that for you but it’s up to you to put it to good use.
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STAYCATION

Wednesday, January 6th, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but I often find myself dreaming up places that I’d like to go. Be it the just south of the Arctic Circle in Iceland or quite the opposite, paragliding in the breeze of the New Zealand coast, I’m constantly fantasizing about the next best vacation.
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RAW FOR THE OCEANS:
SPINNING PLASTIC POLLUTION INTO FASHION

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Did you know that it’s possible to take plastic waste and turn it into denim? Yeah, me neither!
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SLOSHED SOCKS

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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So, this begs the question- what kind of beer will you drink in your new threads? In today’s day and age, the number of craft brewed beer is overwhelming...
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SUNDAY UPDATE

Sunday, December 6th, 2015
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First, a little story. Before the NC Era of SWAP Socks, we were carried by The Original Three SWAP Packs. Gosh, they're so great.
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CRAFTED WITH PRIDE IN THE USA

Wednsday, November 18th, 2015
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The history behind North Carolina textiles runs deep… deeper than the darkest ocean, deeper than Drake’s well of emotions, even deeper than Facebook’s archive of your messages.
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DUSTING OFF THE COBWEBS

Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Summer has come and gone, winter is coming, and the SWAP Socks team is full steam ahead.
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DAY 12: TRIP TO THE ISLAND OF KOH PHA NGAN

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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We've made a huge mistake. We are two hours into the train ride to Chumphon and the blessing of air conditioning has turned to a nightmare;
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DAY 11: BANGKOK'S HUA LAMPHONG TRAIN STATION

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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It's day eleven and today we make our way through Bangkok, spend way too much time in the train station, and meet Paul, the coolest teacher in Canada.
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DAY 9 & 10: TEMPLES, TOURISTS, TRAINS, AND TUK-TUKS

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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It's been an insane forty-eight hours: days nine and ten find us connecting with our inner Lara Crofts in Angkor Wat and making a midnight run over the boarder and onward to Bangkok.
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DAYS 7 & 8: PHNOM PENH TO SIEM REAP

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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A hectic early morning Bus adventure followed by a rest day in Siem Reap, days seven and eight start heavy and end light.
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DAY 6: BANDAGE REMOVAL DAY

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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It's bandage removal day at the Kampot Eye Center. Day six turned scared faces into beaming schoolchildren, old and young.
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DAY 5: SURGERIES AT KAMPOT EYE CENTER

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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On day five we get to witness our first cataract surguries from the side of the operating table. Dr. K.C. works from dawn to dusk, and does an amazing job.
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DAYS 3 & 4: EXPLORING SOUTHERN CAMBODIA

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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A weekend mini-vacation leads us to the peak of Phnom Kep and to the shores of 'Koh Thonsay' or Rabbit Island. The southern coast of Cambodia is an amazing host on days three and four.
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DAY 2: VISION SCREENINGS AT KONSATH HEALTH CENTER

Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Starting with a battle against jetlag and ending in awe, day two is our first experience with the people we are here to help.
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DAY 1: OUR TRIP TO ASIA BEGINS

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Shaking off the rust that comes with twenty hours of flying, day one sees us from San Francisco, USA to Kampot, Cambodia. The adventure begins...
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EXIT FROM DARKNESS:
VISION OF THE WORLD POST-SURGERY

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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My first attempt at a blog post is a look at a NYT article that sheds light on what it is like to live your life in darkness and suddenly be able to see.
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