New York, USA – A young man with down syndrome is making money out of his love for colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his ‘crazy socks’.
John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son project inspired by John Lee Cronin and his love for colorful socks.
The colorful footwear sold by John’s Crazy Socks is certainly unique not only for its designs but also for the person who came up with the company.
John Cronin, 21-year-old of Huntington, New York, has Down Syndrome – and his company could make as much as millions of dollars in revenue before the year closes.
Mark Cronin, John’s dad and business partner, said he doesn’t want to make predictions yet. But for the month of March, the company earned $350,000 in revenue.
The company has spent no money on advertising, he said. Sales have come through social media and word of mouth.
The company was launched in December when John Cronin approached his father about starting a business. His plan: to sell socks. “Comfortable, colorful and cozy” were his three requirements, John Cronin told ABC News.
As of May 1, 2017, John’s Crazy Socks ships to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The company has always shipped to Canada and all United States territories, but John still makes personal local deliveries when he can. John also keeps a personal touch in every package by including some candy and a thank you note from him.
John says, “I like to meet our customers and make them happy.”
Mark Cronin hopes that John Cronin’s story inspires other parents of kids with Down syndrome to know what’s possible.
Let’s meet John!