John and Mark Cronin of John's Crazy Socks. (Photo: John's Crazy Socks)

John’s Crazy Socks unveils 2024 World Down Syndrome Day socks

Farmingdale-based John’s Crazy Socks has introduced their official socks for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. 

The company worked with Down Syndrome International and the National Down Syndrome Society to develop the socks after receiving designs from around the world. The winning design was submitted by Emma Wanek of Egg Harbor, N.J., a 19-year-old social butterfly from New Jersey who has Down Syndrome. 

World Down Syndrome Day Socks

Ten percent of all proceeds from sale of the socks will go toward Down Syndrome International and the National Down Syndrome Society.

“I am so happy that we are making these socks for people around the United States and the world to celebrate people with Down Syndrome,” John Cronin, the award-winning entrepreneur with Down Syndrome and co-founder/chief happiness officer at John’s Crazy Socks, said in a company statement. “With a meaningful design, these socks send a wonderful message.”  

The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2024 is “End the Stereotypes.” 

John and his dad Mark Cronin were invited to speak on Capitol Hill during World Down Syndrome Day where they will be lobbying with the National Down Syndrome Society to pass a bill that will eliminate subminimum wage for people with Down Syndrome.

“John and his company have a commitment to employ people with Down Syndrome and differing abilities so we are happy we could work with them on this project,” Kandi Pickard, president and CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society, said in the statement. “And the socks are so beautiful. People will love them.”

John Cronin designed and created the world’s first Down Syndrome Awareness Socks in 2017. Since that time, he has designed many Down Syndrome-themed socks and products. The company has also developed a Down Syndrome Super Box that has products made by companies led by or employing people with Down Syndrome.

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