We here at ODM love celebrations and festivals! After all, festive periods always call for custom promotional products! Every year, ODM designs and manufactures custom socks themed in that year’s featured animal.
Now, the long-anticipated socks for the Year of The Rat next year are finally here! This year, we have designs in multiple color combinations! In addition, we also designed the custom laminated card with hanger to hold the socks folded neatly in place.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the rat symbolizes intelligence, quick-wittedness, resourcefulness, energy, and sharpness. If you were born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, or 2008, you were born in the Year of The Rat! People born in the Year of the Rat are said to show these aspects strongly in their personalities.
According to an interesting story about the rat in the Chinese Zodiac, the Jade Emperor held a competition to decide the Zodiac animals. The quick-witted rat, knowing that it would have to come up with a creative way to win, asked the tenacious ox to carry him across the river. Upon crossing the river, the rat immediately jumped down and crossed the finish line before the ox, winning the race and becoming the first of the Zodiac animals!
We are continuing our annual tradition of designing custom promotional socks for Chinese New Year. Earlier this year for the Year of The Pig, we did something different, pairing the pig design with the breast cancer pink ribbon and coming up with numerous breast cancer awareness merchandise to raise awareness for breast cancer. In addition, 20% of all sales revenue from the Year of the Pig merchandise was also donated to breast cancer charities around the world.
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Last year, it was the Year of the Dog, for which we produced our adorable Year of The Pug socks!
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We hope that these Lucky Year of The Rat socks will bring you great luck, prosperity and success in the upcoming year!
Be sure to also check out these other Year of The Rat merchandise we designed!
Check out this Rat keychain! A promotional keychain is a classic promotional item that never fails to go out of style, mainly due to its versatility and simplicity!
Another cool item; custom Rat-shaped speakers! This cute item simultaneously functions as a decorative item, as well as a promotional speaker! It was also designed strategically such that the speaker amplifiers were placed in the rat’s ears, such that it appears natural and inconspicuous!
We also designed this Rat-shaped custom promotional pen holder! This is an excellent product to give children to bring to school, or it can function as a cool addition to your office desk as well! Hence, it’s an excellent promotional item for kids or as a branded corporate gift!
How we can help you
If you would like your own pair of these Lucky Year of The Rat socks or any other featured merchandise, don’t hesitate to contact us today! ODM designs, sources, and manufactures custom promotional products. Our dedicated team of talented product designers can design the perfect custom promotional product for your company. We also offer product brainstorming sessions to come up with a range of custom promotional products perfect for your company! Do not hesitate to contact us today to learn more about how we can boost your brand’s marketing efforts!
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What are the years of the Rat?
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020
What are socks made of?
Like every garment out there, socks can be made out of a combination of textile fabrics to give it breathability and stretchability. For our ODM CNY Lucky Socks, we use 76% Cotton, 22% Polyester and 2% Spandex.
How do I design socks?
Digitally, the socks designs are transfered into a digital grid map using a specialist computer software. Each individual square represents a sewing point whilst the shading represents the different colours of yarn needed for stitching.