The Thorlos First Nation™ Collection
The First Nation Collection featuring hiking socks, is a celebration of Native Americans, the indigenous people who formed the First Nation of North America–their symbols, their spirit, their strength. The Collection features high quality Thorlos® sock wear, but more importantly, the socks are a canvas on which Native American art is displayed and celebrated.
It is our desire that this Collection of socks will help to produce a sense of kinship with, and pride in, the often overlooked and misunderstood original inhabitants of North America who have contributed so much to our history and culture.
In addition to wearing a unique Native American design, everyone who purchases a pair of these socks supports Native American education.
Socks for a cause.
Thorlo donates 5% of profits before expenses to the American Indian College Fund.
Education helps open the door into a world of greater opportunity, and every year the College Fund empowers more than 4,000 Native American students to start and stay in school, to complete their degrees, and to launch their careers.
Karen Berry is a Cherokee artist from Texas. She was introduced to Cherokee Culture and art through her mother, Martha Berry, a renowned artist in Cherokee beadwork. Karen’s Cherokee designs are derived from her gourd art and finger weaving.
To view and purchase artwork by Karen Berry, please visit her web page at http://www.karenberrycherokee.com/
Shawn Espinosa is a Lakota Sioux artist from South Dakota who works primarily in the parfleche medium. Through his work with this historic medium, he strengthened a connection to his heritage. “I make my own rawhide and I try to be as authentic as possible with my colors and materials.
To view and purchase artwork by Shawn Espinosa, please visit his Facebook page HERE.