Business Is Booming For The Million Dollar Sock Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome
January 18, 2018 10:45 By Fabiosa
It's not a secret for anyone that the life of people with Down syndrome is very uneasy. That is why the success story of a young American, John Cronin, is even more interesting and surprising.
How it all began
In 2016, John told his father Mark that he wanted to launch his own business, according to BBC. For a long time, the two didn’t know what kind of business they wanted to start until they recalled that John had always loved bright socks with an unusual pattern.
Socks are fun and creative and colorful, and they let me be me.
This is how the company John's Crazy Socks was created. The father and the son immediately shared all responsibilities. In particular, John attends various kinds of exhibitions and communicates with buyers and suppliers. On the other hand, Mark takes care of all technical aspects.
In the first month of work, the family business delivered 452 orders. Currently, John's Crazy Socks boasts of 30,000 deliveries and earns $1.4 million revenue. Their socks have famous clientele, including the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and former US President George W. Bush.
Assortment and noble cause
The online store has about 1.4 thousand models of socks with a variety of images – from animals to Donald Trump. Given the founder's condition, it's no surprise that John's Crazy Socks combines business and social activity by donating some of its profits to international organizations and various charities.
For John, his diagnosis did not become a verdict. And for others, his story can be a source of true inspiration.