Advertising followed, using the sock monkey image.
As time progressed more sock monkeys and animals were produced by different people giving the wide range of designs that can be found today.
(I found this information in Wilkepedia)
|Jack (he looks so sad bless him)|
This is Rose, a soft sock monkey from Sew it Seams and a sock monster from Tee Originals
|Oliver the Giraffe from One Shy Elephant|
|Sock Horse/Zebra from Pud Bears|
|Sock monkeys from Pud Bears and Friends|