Q&A with Pineapple Barre Founder, Sabrina Thon


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Angie Omata

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“She’s a fashion-loving, free-spirited, eyebrows-on-fleek, mother-tucker who believes that life’s an adventure and that it’s okay to “treat yo’self” once in awhile!” 

If you are smiling, pointing to yourself and saying ‘this girl’ to that description, then Pineapple Barre Grip Socks might be your new best friend.  Colorful grip socks with  sweet ruffle details, or ballet-inspired straps will help you stand out in your next Barre or Pilates class.  We had the chance to have a quick chat with San Diego local, and beautiful founder of Pineapple Barre, Sabrina Thon.

You just launched recently, what was the journey to starting a new line like?

Pineapple Barre had been a dream of mine ever since I became a single mom. As every mom knows, spending time and being there for your kids can be a difficult feat when you’re also working your a$$ off to provide them with the best! My solution? Starting my own business that would not only allow me to be the best mom I could be but also fulfill my pass ion for fitness and dance…specifically barre! I was a long-time ballroom dancing instructor/barre-addict, so I had already tested out the few brands of grip socks that were on the market at the time and had found that there was a lack of eco-friendly socks. A little while later (and after crunching a LOT of numbers…) Pineapple Barre Grip Socks was born!

How would you describe the Pineapple Barre girl?

She’s a girl boss who has a passion for living life to the sweetest. On any given day you can find her in the barre/yoga/pilates studio, hustlin’ with a cold brew or relaxing on the beach with her tribe (#squadgoals) and a skinny marg. She’s a fashion-loving, free-spirited, eyebrows-on-fleek, mother-tucker who believes that life’s an adventure and that it’s okay to “treat yo’self” once in awhile!

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There are so many grip socks in the market now. What makes Pineapple Barre unique?

We’re so glad you asked! Our one-of-a-kind grip socks are made from eco-friendly bamboo that includes moisture-wicking, anti-stink technology and helps prevent blisters. (Yes, please!) Our non-slip, powerful grip keeps your feet in place, while our added arch support provides a better fit to fight dreaded foot fatigue. These socks have got you covered…literally (read: UV-protection) and you won’t want to take them off ‘cause they’re ultra comfy thanks to our super soft, extra-cushioned soles.

Being a fashionista, what are 3 accessories for Fall you are looking forward to rocking?

It’s tough to choose just three! I’d have to say that I’m super excited for Fall, not only for the PSLs, sweater weather and costumes but because I get to wear boots again! Who doesn’t love a sexy thigh-high? Second would have to be hats. Find the right one (or as many as you want) and it can totally tie together your Fall outfit. Another one of my autumn staples would be the leather jacket. Whether you’re headed to a parent-teacher conference or to a spicy GNO (“girls night out” for those of you who prefer not to abbrev. ? ) a chic leather jacket is sure to turn some heads.

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Special thank to Sabrina Thon (@pineapplebarre)!

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