Socks that give back | 8 Companies that support great causes




Updated: 09/03/21

socks that give back

In my research on finding the perfect socks, I have come across some rather unusual companies that give back to the community.

It is important to us here at zerowasteman that the companies are :

  • ethical companies
  • companies that give back to the community
  • only use the best natural materials
  • treat their employees fair and pay them accordingly

This was not an easy task. In fact, most of the socks that I found in shopping centers and other retail shops always had some mix of cotton and nylon or a similar synthetic fiber. Now, I love my guppyfriend laundry bag, but my mission here is not to add more synthetic clothes to my closet.

However, I failed at finding socks that are 100% free from any synthetic fiber. And since a small percentage actually helps keep the socks more flexible and last longer, I decided to make this list. I hope you find some nice socks that you’ll love and give back to a good cause.

Related: Are we eating our clothes? How washing our clothes harms the environment and what you can do to stop microwaste!

Here is a list of 9 amazing socks that support a good cause.

This is probably my favorite pair of socks, even though this list isn’t in any particular order. Don’t you think they look fantastic? Just pick a cause that you want to support, like saving the oceans or fighting breast cancer, and enjoy your nice pair of conscious steps. Psst.: Great Gift idea too 🙂

1. Conscious Step

Conscious Step is a social enterprise creating well-designed socks to fight for global causes. In partnership with some of the world’s most impactful organizations, each design contributes to a different global cause. In all, they have 13 different causes that you can support just by buying some stylish socks.

socks that give back
socks that give back
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2. Gorilla Socks

Gorilla Socks is a New York-based company that produces eco-friendly, bamboo fiber socks to support gorilla conservation. 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.  

3. Shongolulu

Shongolulu is dedicated to Saving wildlife, protecting habitats, and preventing extinction is 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.

4. Maggies Organics

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 humans, from which they are made. Always Organic, Fair Trade, and always kind to both the environment & the workers making the apparel & accessories. Socks made & dyed with pride in the USA!   

socks that give back
socks that give back

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5. Sexy Socks

Sexy Socks is a brand based in the United Kingdom that gives school socks to underprivileged children in South Africa for every bought pair. 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. The Sexy Socks collection comprises 83% bamboo, making them extremely soft and environmentally sustainable and anti-odor, hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial.  

6. Mitscoots

Mitscoots socks give back with every piece of American made gear you purchase. The company will give an equal quality item to someone in need and employ the transitioning homeless to package things up. All-natural fibers ~mitscoots 

7. Solemate Socks

These upcycled socks from Solemate are the perfect mix of functional & fun. Plus, they’re made in the USA from recycled cotton, recycled polyester, nylon, and lycra… so you know you’re truly sustainable all the way down to your toes.

socks that give back
socks that give back

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socks that give back
socks that give back

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9. United by Blue

Hemp Socks from United by Blue. The more you wear them, the softer they get!  They are made from an eco-friendly blend of cotton and hemp with a touch of spandex, making them comfortable and cozy for all-day wear.

socks that give back
socks that give back

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Wow, this concludes my list of socks that give back. As you can see not all of them support a cause but all of them are ethically made and use only the best materials.

I hope you enjoyed this list of awesome socks and found some companies you havent heard of before. If you want to become even more zero waste sign up for my free zero waste checklist and set yourself up to win.

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Hendrik Kaiser

I've studied biology and lived for 3 years on an off-grid permaculture farm. I love kitesurfing and keeping my body healthy and fit. Hence, I care so much about keeping our environment clean and being as zero waste as possible. Being a zerowasteman is a superpower everyone has inside of themselves, and I want to teach you how you can unleash it.

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