On the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2016 is the year of the Monkey. The year begins February 8 (Chinese New Year) and ends on January 27, 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). Monkey years occur every 12 years.

People born in the year of the Monkey are witty, intelligent, and have a magnetic personality. This is really how I imagine our very own Monty Monkey Buddy and his crew of Sock Monkey friends.


Our sock monkeys have a hip and vintage ap-peal (smiley face) and we’ve blogged about their fascinating history before. The first sightings go back to the 1800s and The Great Depression.

Since we introduced these sock monkeys to the Embroider Buddy® family, they’ve been such a swinging sensation, that we have just added a couple of new colours and they now come in 6 colours: green, purple, blue, red, pink (NEW) and baby blue [NEW).


Our Sock Monkeys have that quality that you have come to love and expect from Embroider Buddy® and our Easy as 1-2-3 philosophy. They are available in 13 or 19 inches and your designs can be easily embroidered or printed right on the scarf.


Are you thinking what I’m thinking? What a fun gift for anyone born in a Monkey year!