Locklear graduated from Samford University with a degree in business management in 2001 and worked as a real estate agent for LAH Real Estate before entering the sock business with her parents in 2008.
In addition to Zkano, which produces men's and women's socks sold online and through select retailers, Locklear founded the Little River Sock Mill as a supplier to boutique stores.
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