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. In partnership with UNAIDS, the company has socks that provide 1 week of HIV therapy for an expectant mother; with Room to Read they have socks provide 2 schoolbooks; with Action Against Hunger they have socks that provide 6 meals for a starving child; with Water.org each pair provides 18 months of clean water to someone without this basic need, lastly, with Trees for the Future they have socks that plant 20 trees.
Sourced in India from one of the world’s most ecologically and socially sustainable supply chains, Conscious Step socks are made from organic, Fair Trade cotton. This makes them unbelievably comfortable, uncommonly durable, and as good to your feet as they are for the environment. Information about their recent trips to their manufacturing partners can be found here.
Conscious Step was founded in 2013 by finance professional, Prashant Mehta, Hassan Ahmad,a medical doctor, and Adam Long, an industrial designer and marketing strategist. Concerned with the lack of awareness and the gravity of issues faced by their generation, they sought to create a way for the conscious individual to support global solutions in a way that was convenient, tangible, and recognizable. They settled on socks, and Conscious Step was born
Together we exist to work and learn from those who continue to make great strides with modern day issues, while empowering our generation to take conscious steps in their everyday lives.
Today, Conscious Step exists to learn and educate it’s customers about the values of ethical manufacturing, while taking leaps in the eco-friendly production of socks.
Change doesn’t happen by throwing money at a problem. Change happens by learning and understanding an issue. The closer you get to those suffering, the more your able to provide a solution that makes a difference. The future of problem solving is actually the opposite. Less consumption is necessary, as is an increase in the understanding of how our choices affect the world around us. Solutions are valuable only if they are sustainable.