Logo life

Reserved Area |


 Established in 1996 in the Netherlands, STAR SOCK is a sock company. It produces sport, outdoor and work socks, and it is a licensee for several well-known sock labels. The company sells over 15 million pairs of socks every year.

STAR SOCK’S mission is to use innovative and sustainable approaches. Respect for the environment is one of their top priorities, and their philosophy relies on four Ps: Professional, Positive, Passion and Pleasure.

 What sets STAR SOCK apart can be summarized in four key points:

  •  They are licensees and partners of important brands such as Lotto, Dakar and New Balance;
  • They are one of the founding partners of the Healthy Seas initiative, which strives to remove waste, like fishnets, from the seas. These nets will be upcycled into new ECONYL® yarn from which they manufacture their socks;
  • They have the exclusive license to produce and sell socks made with ECONYL®;
  • They offer competitively priced, high-quality socks made as sustainably as possible.

 The company has committed to producing the most sustainable socks by 2020 using recycled material. The first step was to establish the Healthy Seas Initiative and use old fishnets to produce new yarns. STAR SOCK is committed to reducing their environmental impact across the supply chain (less energy, less water, fewer chemicals, less packaging, efficient logistics and offices), and to produce socks under fair labor conditions in compliance with the Company's Code of Labor Practices, based on ILO conventions and the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights.

Web site: www.starsock.nl

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We like it because:

  • The company has adopted sustainable production principles;
  • Being a partner of the Healthy Seas initiative is a clear commitment towards contributing to save our seas from ghost fishing problems;
  • The company is a member of the BSCI, a business-driven monitoring initiative aimed to improve working conditions in global supply.






Last News

Bins to dispose obsolete fishing waste…

Posted Jul-2018

The GHOST team is really excited to announce that recently (June 2018) the Municipality of Venice approved its Council Resolution...

Read more

Marine litter: several dissemination activities carried…

Posted May-2018

Weeks full of events for the students! Between March and April, the GHOST team realized dissemination activities specifically tailored to...

Read more

“Il mare addosso” Project: the creative…

Posted Apr-2018

On Friday, April 13, Nicoletta Nesto and Vanessa Moschino of the GHOST team held the last seminars of a cycle...

Read more

Dissemination activities of the GHOST project…

Posted Dec-2017

On  December 20th, 2017, Dr Vanessa Moschino held a seminar on marine litter in Chioggia, at Palazzo Grassi (Padova University)...

Read more

Environment and health: innovative communication methods…

Posted Oct-2017

The first edition of P.I.Sa. Festival 2017 (Pisa Innova Salute) was held at the Le Benedectine Congress Center,  Pisa,  October...

Read more

GHOST project at the ERSA Conference

Posted Sep-2017

From 29th August to 1st September, the 57th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) titled “Social Progress for...

Read more

GHOST at the round table "Liber-A-Mare”…

Posted Aug-2017

On the occasion of the Venetian stage of Goletta Verde (the historic vessel of Legambiente), a round table on marine...

Read more

Final conference of LIFE-VIMINE project

Posted Jun-2017

On June 22th, the final conference of LIFE-VIMINE project was held at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti (Venice). At the end of...

Read more

Second National Thematic Meeting LIFE KTE

Posted May-2017

On May 23th, at the headquarters of the Istituto Superiore della Sanità in Rome, it was organized organized the thematic...

Read more

LIFE Ecosystem Services Platform meeting

Posted May-2017

The Platform Meeting "COSTING THE EARTH? - translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision-making " hosted by the Baltic...

Read more

There is only one wide ocean…

Posted May-2017

On the occasion of the World Ocean Day on June, 8 the Ocean Literacy Italia (OLI) network (http://www.oceanliteracyitalia.it) has produced...

Read more

GHOST at the Police celebration event…

Posted Apr-2017

At the invitation of the chief of Venice State Police, the LIFE-GHOST project has got involved with representatives of CNR-ISMAR...

Read more

Biennale Democrazia – A plastic ocean

Posted Apr-2017

In the magnificent Sala dei Mappamondi (Accademia delle Scienze), at the Biennale Democrazia a cultural event promoted by the City...

Read more

First meeting of the technical working…

Posted Apr-2017

On 20th of March the first meeting of the technical working group established by Veneto region to decline at regional...

Read more

Ca'Foscari students visited ISMAR

Posted Mar-2017

On 13th and 17th of March, undergraduate students of Applied Ecology (Environmental Sciences Degree, Ca' Foscari University), with their professor...

Read more