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I mean who doesn’t love socks? Especially socks that have a great cause behind them. Below is a quick list of socks that we think are both stunning to look at and also have an amazing purpose behind them. Each pair of socks represents a cause, story, or purpose. Happy discovering.
Gorilla Socks is a New York based company that produces eco-friendly, bamboo fiber socks that support gorilla conservation. The brand specializes in creating an exciting range of premium quality, colorful socks with a commitment to being eco-friendly in all that they do. Their mission is simple: to combine a sense of responsibility to support our planet, disadvantaged communities and the gorilla species with a love for colorful socks.
Treat your ankles to a cotton beam of light, a bold yet sneaky declaration of your true feelings towards the world around you. “HEY GOOD LOOKIN'”, your calves say. Yet your mouth never uttered a word. Cool weather? Warm weather? These babies seamlessly travel amidst all seasons! These socks know no boundaries, JUST LIKE YOU. BANGS hand-selects entrepreneurs to invest in their business ideas. All entrepreneurs are vetted + the loan dissemination and repayment is facilitated by their nonprofit partner, Kiva.org.
Conscious Step is a social enterprise creating well designed socks to fight for global causes. In partnership with the some of the world’s most impactful organizations, each design contributes to a different global cause. Each pair of these particular socks will provide 9 months of safe water for a person in need through their impact partner Water.org
Shongolulu is dedicated to Saving wildlife, protecting habitats, and preventing extinction are paramount to who the brand is. Every sock, every scarf, every bundle that they sell helps achieve this mission. Shongolulu partners with non-profit organizations working to protect endangered species and their habitats. 10% of every dollar they make is donated to their wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. That means every Shongolulu product you buy today, tomorrow, and until forever, helps save animals and their homes.
Maggie’s Organics mission is to produce and provide comfortable, durable, affordable and beautiful articles of apparel and accessories made from materials that restore, sustain and enhance the resources, including human, from which they are made. Always Organic. Always Fair Trade. Always kind to both the environment & the workers making the apparel & accessories. Socks made & dyed with pride in USA!
Bonfolk Collective is a sock social enterprise in New Orleans, LA. With every pair sold through Bonfolk Collective, a pair will be donated to a local shelter or individual in need in New Orleans, LA. It’s easy for most of us to forget how important socks are to our health since most Americans have easy access to a clean pair daily. At times we can forget about the many Americans who live without this luxury. Clean socks are essential to disease prevention, foot pain, warmth, & overall quality of life. When purchasing a pair Bonfolk Collective socks, you’re not only supporting a small business, but you are also helping the less fortunate in the local community.
Sexy Socks is a brand based in the United Kingdom that gives school socks to underprivileged children in South Africa for every pair that is bought. Dave Hutchison was inspired to start his company after helping a homeless man in Cape Town and decided he wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. All of the Sexy Socks collection is made of 83% bamboo, making them extremely soft and environmentally sustainable, as well as anti— odor, hypoallergenic, and anti— bacterial.
MItscoots is a company that was born from the dire need for socks among the less fortunate. They saw a problem and are doing something about it. Three things in fact. They sell 100% great American gear. For every item you purchase, they will give an equal quality item to someone in need. And finally, they take pride in employing the transitioning homeless.
SWAP Socks makes high quality, mismatched socks that are a wearable statement bringing aid and awareness to the fight against preventable blindness and visual impairment around the world. They partner in this mission is Seva Foundation, who provides us the resources and network to deliver sight restoring services to the people who need it most.