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How to Layer Clothes for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Hikers in the older days often used liner socks under their regular socks to prevent blisters, and some traditionalists still do. Two layers of sock slide against each other and reduce friction on the skin, but some folks don't like the thickness of the two layers or the slipping feeling. Enter WrightSock. It has been my go-to for the past few years. Each sock is composed of two layers sewn together into one sock. The layers are each very thin, so the finished sock doesn't feel any thicker than a regular sock. And I've never gotten a blister in WrightSocks (yet). 

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Sustainability Press Release

Hiker in the mountains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wrightenberry Mills Forms Partnership with UNIFI to Use 70% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic in Wrightsock Products

Leading manufacturer of socks takes major step toward sustainability with ECO-friendly materials

 BURLINGTON, NC — April 22, 2021 — Today, Wrightenberry Mills Inc., manufacturer of Wrightsock Double Layer® socks, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with UNIFI, a leader in the recycling industry. The partnership will enable Wrightenberry Mills to start using 70% post-consumer recycled plastics in its product line. The process results in using the equivalent of two to four recyclable plastic bottles to manufacture each pair of large men’s crew socks. It represents a major move towards sustainability for the company.

 “We are at a critical point in the life of our planet where we have the opportunity to lead the way in sustainable materials, which perform and ‘wear’ as well, if not better that traditional materials,” said Joey Wrightenberry, the President and third generation Owner and Operator of Wrightenberry Mills. “Our ECO-friendly socks are a recycled, upcycled, certified and sustainable product—proudly made by our staff of over 40 experts.”

 As part of its sustainable strategy, Wrightenberry Mills has committed to utilizing REPREVE®, a thread product made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic able to be used as a component in the manufacturing of many sorts of apparel. REPREVE® is used by over 700 companies worldwide. However, Wrightenberry Mills stands out as the first company to date committing to the use of the 100% post-consumer recycled plastic in its entire product line.

The partnership with UNIFI is expected to make a huge difference in the ecosystem and accomplishes a number of goals for the company. As Wrighenberry put it, “We are using a recycled product, plastic bottles that come straight from local landfills. We are also doing our part by being proactive and mindful of cleaning up our planet. Otherwise, those bottles stay in the form of garbage that would break down only after thousands of years.”

 The UNIFI plant which produces the post-recycled REPREVE® thread is only 40 miles away from the Wrightsock knitting facility. This proximity limits the environmental impact of transporting materials and serves to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

 Wrightenberry Mills was founded in 1948. For the past 30 years, the company has produced Wrightsocks, a double layer sock that is guaranteed to be blister free. Years of experience and leadership in the sock industry confirm the quality of its socks known to hikers, runners, outdoor enthusiasts, commuters and families. The Wrightsock™ Double Layer® absorbs friction, which is normally transferred to the skin. The Dri-Wright® II inner layer wicks moisture off the skin as the inner and outer sock layers work together to protect feet from abrasion.

The temperature regulation, or wicking, results in more comfortable feet, which will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The air trapped between layers acts as insulation from the heat and cold. The benefits of these products have made the The Wrightsock™ Double Layer® a breakthrough for runners, walkers and hikers especially now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the most valuable long distance walking socks for necessary exercise.

 

 

Lover's Lasagna

Lover's Lasagna

Do you want to have fun on Valentine's day? Preparing this flavorful dish is always a good idea for a romantic dinner with your partner. This recipe is super tasty, easy and fun to make. Just try it and be sure that the results will impress you and your loved one!

 

Ingredients:

1 pound sweet Italian sausage

3/4 pound ground beef

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

28 oz can chopped tomatoes

12 oz tomato paste

15 oz canned tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp dried basil leaves

1 tsp Italian seasoning

4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, divided

12 lasagna noodles

16 oz ricotta cheese

1 egg

3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded

3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until cooked through and browned.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water, and stir everything together.
    3. Add sugar, basil, Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoons parsley, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for about 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl, add ricotta cheese, egg, remaining parsley, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. To layer the lasagna, spread 1½ cups of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange a single layer of noodles over meat sauce. Spread one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with ¼ cup parmesan cheese.

Spoon another 1½ cups meat sauce over the cheese.

  1. Add another layer of noodles, the rest of the ricotta mixture, half of the remaining mozzarella, and another 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. Add another layer of 1 1/2 cups of sauce and a final layer of noodles.

Top with another 1 1/2 cups sauce and the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

  1. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
    10. Enjoy your romantic Valentine's Day dinner!

 

 

Prep Time: 40 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs

Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 12

Amount per serving

 

Calories

412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9.9g

13 %

Saturated Fat 4.1g

21 %

Cholesterol 63mg

21 %

Sodium 512mg

22 %

Total Carbohydrate 52.6g

19 %

Dietary Fiber 4g

14 %

Total Sugars 8.7g

 

Protein 29.6g

 

Vitamin D 1mcg

6 %

Calcium 137mg

11 %

Iron 9mg

51 %

Potassium 674mg

14 %

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.