April 24, 2017

2017 Growing Pains

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The demand for Nabee Socks has been tremendous and we just can't seem to keep anything in stock.  First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  Our waiting list is 1000+ right now and we're working extra hard to get our socks out of the factory and onto your feet.  

Part of this work has been a switch to a US manufacturing facility in mid-2016.  We wanted to support the American workforce and economy while also removing the need to ship thousands of socks across the ocean.  Unfortunately, there have been numerous growing pains in this process.  Our costs have increased by 30% and our manufacturers have been unable to meet our necessary deadlines.

With that being said, we finally have all of our pieces in place and expect to have a fresh delivery of socks in the next 3 weeks along with new designs a few weeks after that.

As requested, the socks will be longer with a thicker knit :)

Thank you again for your patience and support!

Brian Park, Founder of Nabee Socks

PS - expect a big sale.

December 12, 2016

We Need Your Help Changing Nabee Socks

3 Things:

1. We are updating our sock design

2. Please take this survey to tell us how we should change Nabee Socks

3. Fill out the survey and get 50% off our new & improved designs  


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 As stated in the video above, we've made some changes to Nabee Socks recently:

  • Nabee Socks are now manufactured in North Carolina to support the US labor force
  • More comfortable design
  • Lightweight and breathable materials
  • Eco-friendly recycled packaging (soon to be updated to cardboard)

Please know that we are dedicated to bringing you the best compression socks in the world.  We made these changes based on customer feedback and use only the best manufacturers and materials.  These socks actually cost us twice as much as before.  So, when they received mixed reviews, we knew it was time go back to the drawing board.  This is where you come in.  Please take the survey to help us create the best version of Nabee Socks yet!
Thank you!


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August 08, 2015

How to Tag Nabee Socks on Facebook

Get featured in Nabee Socks' customer gallery by tagging your photos on Facebook.

Step 1: Click the "Tag Photo" button

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Step 2: Click your socks and tag Nabee Socks

Step 3: Click the "Done Tagging" button

 

Step 4: All done!

Our gallery refreshes every hour.  So, keep an eye out for your picture.  

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Our karate camera cat thanks you for your participation! 

May 18, 2015

Nabee Pattern Inspirations

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People frequently ask me, "Where do you get your ideas for your sock designs?"

Honestly, I get the ideas from all sorts of different places: socks I see on the street, a train line map, or even holidays.  Of course, I also ask my friends, family, and Nabee Socks supporters what they'd like to see next.

Nature inspired our upcoming patterns for this summer and one of them is pictured above.  The inspiration for this pattern was actually from a flower I saw while visiting my parents.  It was a deep purple with a yellow-orange center and healthy green leaves.  I was trying to think of new color schemes at the time.  I figured that I couldn't improve on nature and a new pair of socks were born.  Send us your feedback on what you think and what you'd like to see next :)

--Brian

We haven't named these socks yet.  So, send us your suggestions via Facebook and Twitter!

April 29, 2015

We want your feedback!

We want your feedback about Nabee Socks!

We've received a number of e-mails asking for longer lengths and more polka dot designs.  Well, they're on their way! We expect them to arrive this summer.

So, we want to hear more about what you'd like to see from Nabee Socks.

Please e-mail us with any feedback, advice, or suggestions at: Brian@nabeesocks.com

We read all our e-mails and appreciate any insights you can provide about Nabee Socks.

Stay awesome!

Brian

April 22, 2015

New Designs on the Way!

We have new designs on the way for this summer.  No final decisions have been made, but people have been wearing the prototypes and giving us some first impressions.

Here's a little taste :)  

Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more updates.

April 20, 2015

Wealth & Wellness Live 2015

Wealth and Wellness Live was in Atlanta last weekend, where I got the opportunity to teach nurses about entrepreneurship and "minimum viable products".  The conference focused on nurse entrepreneurship and self-care.  We got to learn about blogging, podcasting, yoga, acupuncture, and even hypnotherapy.  It was a great mix of practical business lectures and complimentary therapeutic modalities.  I highly suggest everyone attend next year!  I'll be there giving out socks and talking about how to start a business.

The conference's teachers were a bunch of fun and interesting nurse entrepreneurs.  Check them out at:

Keith Carlson of RN FM Radio
Annette Tersigni "The Yoga Nurse"
Marsha Battee "The Bossy Nurse"

April 01, 2015

Low Inventory

Apologies to everyone for our low inventory at the moment.  We've been waiting on a new shipment since January, but have faced delays due to poor weather, Chinese New Years, and a workers' strike at the ports.  

We appreciate your support and patience.  There will be a generous discount when they arrive for the inconvenience.

Stay awesome!

Brian Park, Founder & CEO 

March 18, 2015

Athletes: Cotton vs Synthetics

Some people have mentioned that they want some cotton Nabee Socks, particularly for athletics.  We've been testing wool and cotton blends to find a balance of optimal moisture wicking, heat management, and comfort.  

So, sit tight.  An athletic line maybe on the horizon sometime later this year :)

February 14, 2013

What Does Nabee Mean to Me?

Nabee means "butterfly" in Korean and was the name of my father’s art gallery. I chose the name to honor my father’s superhuman dedication to creating an exceptional life, family, and business.

When I was a child my father would tell me cliché stories of his life growing up in Korea. “We had no running water. I brushed my teeth with salt on my finger!” I rolled my eyes at the time, but have grown to appreciate my father’s struggle and sometimes cannot believe how far he has come.

My father immigrated to America at 22 years of age with no money or knowledge of the English language. He promptly joined the U.S. Army in the midst of the Vietnam War in order to earn a college education. Racial tensions against Asians in the military were high at the time, but my father not only endured, he thrived. When reminiscing about his military service, he talks about touring Europe in his broken down VW Beetle, practicing photography, and teaching judo to his fellow soldiers. My father also learned English at that time and still casually cusses in his strong Korean accent—evidence of where he picked up the language.

After his service, my father got a bachelors degree in chemical engineering, met my mom, and brought me into the world. Life was good, but my father was not satisfied; he loved art, not chemistry. So, he quit his job and started an art gallery. Entrepreneurship is not an easy road. Despite some hardships, my dad pushed forward and reached his goal. He had not only succeeded, he had achieved the American dream. My family never became extremely wealthy, but we reached the middle class. We drove Hondas, watched cable TV, and ate name brand cereal. My dad worked hard to ensure that I never wanted; he set me up for success.

Some people talk about how lucky they are to have been born into privilege. I know luck had nothing to do with it. My dad’s diligence and determination are the reasons why I grew up surrounded by opportunity.

It’s been 43 years since my dad arrived in the U.S. and things are a bit different now. The economy is down and it doesn’t look like my parents will ever retire. However, as my father’s only child, I’ve inherited his entrepreneurial spirit and will push forward with my aspirations to carve out an exceptional life that I can look back on with pride. Not only for me, but in order to add another chapter to my father's legacy of fearless perseverance.

Nabee Socks - Fun and Fashionable Compression Socks Designed By Nurses | Knee-high with 15-20 mmHg of graduated compression