21-year-old John Cronin has Down-Syndrome, and for most of his life, he's loved completing his outfit with a wacky and fun pair of socks.
According to Today:
As high school graduation loomed, he began considering what he wanted to do with his future. He knew that he wanted to start a business with his dad but wasn’t sure what type. But then John realized that he could turn his love of socks into a business.
In November 2016, John and Cronin settled on the name of the business, John’s Crazy Socks, and designed a website and logo.
They launched on December 9, 2016 and felt stunned by the overwhelming response. They quickly sold out and Cronin had to go to local stores to buy Christmas socks to keep the warehouse stocked for the first holiday season.
John’s Crazy Socks is what’s called a pick-and-pack warehouse, which means they distribute socks made by other companies. One of John’s favorite jobs at work is sock-wrangling, where he picks out the socks and packages them for delivery.
This model has been very successful for the Cronins. In a little over a year, they have shipped more than 42,000 orders and brought in $1.7 million in revenue. Cronin attributes the success to John’s dedication.
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They have 1500 types of socks, and even do charity socks like the ones below!