Hi everyone! Jessica B here. It has been so warm and humid! I just pulled a nice chilled beverage from the fridge to sip while I write, and the bottle is already drenched with condensation and sitting in a puddle on my desk. As some of you may recall from an earlier post, I’m new to the Bee and new to the area. I’m originally from the Arctic (well northern Minnesota, so just about!) This whole heat and humidity thing is totally foreign to me. (And I know I ain’t seen nothin’ yet – it’s only May! Yeesh, what is July like here?!)
Anyway, when Julie asked me to do a blog post about Freakers (i.e. stylish knit drink insulators,) I had no idea that ironically I would find myself needing one as I sit here writing about them. Now with a puddle on my desk, I understand why they were created right here in North Carolina.
In the company’s own words, “Freakers are nationally recognized as the one-size-fits-all knit koozie that functionally makes your beverage feel special. Presented in myriad of prismatic designs; the Freaker is a strong, tight knit that keeps your liquids insulated in style!” – Freaker USA (aka the “global leader of preventing moist handshakes and sweaty beverages.” – also their own words, which are really too good not to share.)
As awesome as their products are, and as desperately as I may want one to prevent these desk puddles, the real reason we wanted to highlight Freakers is because they’re locally made, and we are proud to support local companies and proud to carry their products. Freaker USA is headquartered in Wilmington, and they manufacture their Freakers in Troy, NC. How awesome is that?!
Now excuse me while I go get myself a Freaker. I have my (Viking) eye on “Thorrible.”