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SmartKnitKIDS® Seamless Socks Mentioned as Practical Everyday Solution

Kansas City, KS -September 16, 2009 - SmartKnitKIDS® Seamless Sensitivity Socks, a brand of Knit-Rite, Inc, was recently mentioned in the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child as a practical everyday solution.

SmartKnitKIDS is committed to producing a quality seamless sock that make sensitive little feet happy and mornings easier.  “We are proud that our product is mentioned as a practical solution in Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske’s new book. Our goal is to help make kids’ and parents’ days a little better. To be included in such a wonderful resource for parents allows us to reach out to more families”, says Kam Howard, Marketing Director.

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks are perfect for those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autism, Hypersensitivity, or for those who just hate annoying sock seams.  Knitted the same way a caterpillar spins its cocoon, SmartKnitKIDS start at the toe and spun up to the ankle.  This process ensures a one of a kind truly seamless sock.  A form-fitting design gently “hugs” the foot to prevent wrinkles or bunches.  SmartKnitKIDS super soft socks also feature a no heal design that allows the sock to be slipped on easily and with confidence.

"These socks are perfect for my young clients – they don't hurt sensitive feet, are easy to put on, are soft and very high-quality, and they come in great colors”, comments Lindsey Biel, OTR/L and co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child. The expanded edition of this award winning book tackles all matters related to raising a child with Sensory Processing issues.  From defining how senses work to offering practical every day solutions to advocating for your child, Ms. Biel and Ms. Peske touch on all aspects of life that Sensory Processing Issues can affect in their acclaimed book. For more information or to order the book visit www.sensorysmarts.com.

SmartKnit and SmartKnitKIDS socks can be purchased through select retailers and on-line partners. For more information visit www.smartknitkids.com.

SmartKnit branded products are manufactured in the USA by Knit-Rite, Inc., a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, Knit-Rite remains committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing and distributing of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life. For more information visit www.knitrite.com.

Therafirm® Gradient Compression Hosiery & SmartKnit® Seamless Socks Receive APMA Acceptance

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KANSAS CITY, KS –November 20, 2007: Socks and stockings that actually can make you feel better and improve your quality of life? Therafirm’s gradient compression hosiery and SmartKnit’s seamless socks were selected by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) to use the prestigious AMPA Seal of Acceptance on product and marketing support materials.

The APMA is the leading professional organization representing the nation’s Doctors of Podiatric Medicine or podiatrists. The Seal of Acceptance is used to designate footwear, hosiery and other foot related products that promote good foot health.

The SmartKnit “family” of products receiving the APMA Seal of Acceptance include a patented line of seamless diabetic socks, a line of active running socks, and super soft seamless kids socks. All of these products are engineered to deliver healthy benefits and address specific needs for the wearer.

Jeff Dalbey, Director of Research and Development, stated, “We continually seek to develop healthy, innovative products that deliver more than just a covering for legs and feet.  We are on a perpetual quest to research new threads, yarns, and better techniques to provide products that support “healthier living” for people in all walks of life.”

Controlling moisture and reducing bacteria can be foot care issues for not only diabetics, but also for people on their feet for extended periods. SmartKnit offers products made from innovative yarns including CoolMax® and the silver fiber, X-STATIC®.  These yarns are “moisture-wicking” fibers that pull moisture away from the foot thereby reducing friction. These fibers also allow the sock to dry up to four times faster than socks made with cotton.  The antimicrobial X-Static silver fibers help reduce the growth of infection-causing bacteria within the sock and properties of these yarns help to keep the foot warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

“Health-focused education is a primary component of our marketing efforts,” says Jenni Grisso, Director of Retail Brands. “Partnering with the American Podiatric Medical Association allows us to join efforts in the education and promotion of good foot health.”

Therafirm products awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance include graduated compression and anti-embolism hosiery. These products are comfortable and cool to wear. Most importantly, they have been clinically tested to meet the requirements of true graduated compression and manufactured in a U.S. plant subject to FDA regulations. Therafirm products are not only energizing, they also are effective as a treatment for spider veins, varicose veins, and other critical venous disorders. Educating the public on the benefit of various grades of compression hosiery will ultimately allow consumers to make educated purchase decisions for a healthier life.
Therafirm compression products and SmartKnit seamless socks are available through Podiatrists offices, select retailers, and on-line.

Therafirm and SmartKnit branded products are manufactured by Knit-Rite, Inc., a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, Knit-Rite remains committed to providing products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.

Knit-Rite® reaches out to young autistic man with a gift of 90 pair of SmartKnit® Seamless Socks


Kansas City, KS - May 21, 2009 – Knit-Rite, Inc., manufacturer of SmartKnit® Seamless Socks and SmartKnitKIDS® Seamless Sensitivity Socks, recently reached out to about a young autistic man in Rohnert Park, CA that had 90 pair of socks taken from his apartment complex laundry room. His mom and caregiver would wash large loads of socks at a time for convenience and was shocked when she went to retrieve the socks and they had all disappeared.

Upon hearing the story, Knit-Rite wanted to step in and help by sending the young man 90 pairs of the patented SmartKnit® Seamless Socks to replace the ones that had been take. “We are proud to offer products for a better quality of life. To be able to reach out to individuals like this reinforces our commitment to helping make people’s lives better – one sock, or 180 socks in this case, at a time”, said Kam Howard, Marketing Director.

SmartKnit and SmartKnitKIDS patented seamless socks, have been widely accepted by children, adults, and professionals for individuals with Autism, sensory processing differences (SPD), and those who simply cannot stand annoying sock seams. SmartKnit seamless socks are knit like a caterpillar spins its cocoon, starting at the toe and circling toward the top to make a TRULY seamless sock. The super soft socks are form-fitting, “hugging” the foot so they do not wrinkle or bunch.  The SmartKnitKIDS socks also feature a unique no-heel design allowing children to put on their socks correctly with confidence. SmartKnitKIDS socks are available in white, pink, purple, blue and black in sizes up to a child’s 8 shoe size. The larger seamless sock sizes are under the SmartKnit® brand and available in white, grey, navy and black. Both product lines have been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) to use the prestigious APMA Seal of Acceptance.

SmartKnit and SmartKnitKIDS socks can be purchased through select retailers and on-line partners. For more information visit www.smartknitkids.com.

SmartKnit branded products are manufactured in the USA by Knit-Rite, Inc., a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of innovative textiles for medical and consumer markets. Founded in 1923, Knit-Rite remains committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing and distributing of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life. For more information visit www.knitrite.com.

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