Kentucky Royalty Creates A Revolutionary New Product for The Sock Brigade To Donate To US Troops

This year they are unveiling their masterpiece for our troops, a sock that will energize soldiers' feet and clear their minds through the Power of Alpaca.
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April 7, 2012 - PRLog -- April 7, 2012      

(Springfield, KY)   Twenty years ago the performance sock industry was revolutionized with the addition of imported merino wool. Now Kentucky Royalty is doing it again with the introduction of U.S. raised alpaca fleece. Shawn Malloy and his team at Kentucky Royalty™ are set to change the sock industry with their naturally superior alpaca fleece-based product . Kentucky Royalty makes the best Alpaca-Powered socks in the world. This year they are unveiling their masterpiece for our troops, a sock that will energize soldiers' feet and clear their minds through the Power of Alpaca. This new sock is aptly named the "PA-30",  P for Power, A for Alpaca and 30 for 30 hours in the field. PA-30s are designed with three core objectives in mind; comfort, temperature control and foot health. “We know that our troops endure extreme environments", says KR owner Shawn Malloy. “That's why the PA-30s are such an extreme sock." They are constructed with alpaca fleece for maximum thermal capacity. Alpaca fleece is hollow, so it's warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We also add Hydrotec for moisture wicking, orthopedic support and silver technology to reduce athlete's foot and odor by 99%.  “A soldier can sometimes be in the field for days without changing uniforms so moisture and bacteria can set in. But, not my PA-30s", says Malloy. “These socks will keep our troops’ feet dry, warm and healthy for days on end."

In 2007, Randy and Barbara Coleman started the Sock Brigade because of a request from their son, stationed in Iraq. SSG Coleman, “I was on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq and my feet were cold and not very comfortable so I called home to my parents to see if there was any way that I could talk them into sending 24 pairs of the best socks in the world, alpaca socks, for my platoon of soldiers. The Colemans started an email campaign to alpaca farms around the country and before they knew it, they had 1,000 pairs of socks for their son and his soldiers.  A year or so later the Bent Star Project (, came on board to help collect more donations from alpaca farms across the United States.    “We knew we wanted to be a part of this cause right away, says Malloy, our soldiers deserve the best. In 2010 Kentucky Royalty was selected as manufacturer for the Sock Brigade. Since that time we have shipped over 3,000 pair of socks. We were so excited about the development we went back to the drawing board and created a sock to meet their specific needs. What was developed was the PA-30.”

Kentucky Royalty is now encouraging all alpaca farms, small and large, to donate their alpaca fleece to The Sock Brigade. “The more fiber you donate", says Malloy, “the more socks we can make for our soldiers, it's that simple. Kentucky Royalty & The Sock Brigade has nine drop off points centrally located across the United States to gather the fiber.  It's a great feeling to be part of an organization like The Sock Brigade.”, says Malloy. “I hope everyone who has alpaca fiber will help us and support our troops through the Power of Alpaca."

For More Information Contact:
Jeff Gonzalez • (207) 321-9071 •  

Aero Ranch Suri Alpacas • email-  aeroranch@yahoo.coml
Owners: Jennifer Powers & Tom Krasny•7046 McMillan Drive •Browns Valley, CA 95918 • 530-741-2376  

Wings and A Prayer Alpacas •
Owners: Randy & Barbara Coleman•18100 S. Hwy. 99W • Amity, OR 97101 • 503-835-9183  

Serano Alpacas & Yarns • email-
Owners: Ron & Judi Allread • 1805 Booker Road • Springfield, KY  40069 • 208-699-8570 

Abenaki Acrea Farm •
Owners: Bill & Elizabeth Johnson •197 Yard Road • Stockton, NJ 08559 • 908-782-0025  

Rockin W Alpaca Ranch •
Owners: Brain, Paul, Barb Willsey • 2177 Highway ZZ • Owensville, MO 65066  • 573-437-7927

Hansen Pass Alpacas •
Owners: Roxanne & Rhea • 320 Charles Street • Buena Vista, CO 81211  • 719-258-7985

Foggy Bottom Farms •
Owners: Mark and Barb Bender • 3499 305th Ave NW •  Isanti, MN 55040 • 763-444-8897

Valemont Alpaca Farm •
Owners: Elaine Koptev • 68 Range Road • Epsom, NH 03234 •

Stone Mountain Alpacas • email-
Owners: Don MacNeil • 121 Randolph Fridley Rd• Sweetwater, TN  37874 • 423-836-9016

Raw Fiber Purchase Requirements

Kentucky Royalty is now accepting raw Suri and Huacaya fleece for The Sock Brigade!
For each pound of alpaca fleece that we accept, $6 will go to The Sock Brigade
for USA made alpaca socks, hats and gloves for our troops.

Here are the guidelines:

We are buying all colors of both Suri and Huacaya alpaca fleece
Accepting grades 1-3 (Ultra fine to super fine - no stronger than 25.9 microns)
The fleece must have been shorn in 2010 or later
Each fleece must be individually bagged. Please do not combine fleeces.
Staple length must be 3-6 inches
No fleece that is tender, insect contamination, mildew, inconsistent staple length or excessive vegetation will be accepted
Label each fleece with owner’s name, farm name, grade, weight and shearing date

Kentucky Royalty will donate $6 a pound towards The Sock Brigade for fiber that meets these guidelines.
Source:Jeff Gonzalez; One US Brand
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