What if socks could change the world?

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Socks are typically dull, poorly made afterthought. Stand4 Socks are anything
 but, we create ethically made socks, with bold patterns that also have an impact from each pair sold.

 

What if 'socks' could change the world?

 

 

Founded by Josh Turner in 2015, with a simple purpose of changing the meaning of a pair of socks. From seamless toe closure to avoid iteration, to reinforced heel and toe to avoid those annoying holes, to bold patterns designed to get noticed and stand out! 

 

 

 

 

 

Each pair is then linked to a United Nations Global Goal, reflected by a cause logo on the ankle - allowing your purchase to have an even bigger impact in the world. One pair of socks plants 20 trees, whereas another vaccinates 6 kids against measles in Bangladesh to providing clean water in Ethiopia!

Stand4 Socks was set up by Josh Turner at the age of 23. From being involved in start ups from the age of 7, he joined the New Entrepreneurs Foundation accelerator programme after graduating. After exploring many various ideas Josh found his passion in social enterprises, and feels that all organisations should have a social purpose built into their model, CSR (corporate social responsiblity) has gone from a "nice thing to do, to a must".

Combining his love of eccentric socks and self taught graphic design skills, with social purpose entrepreneurship - Stand4 Socks was born. To date it has won the David Pearl Pitch Prize, and bronze for Great British Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, and currently shortlisted for Great British Creative Entrepreneur of 2016! 

 

We strongly believe that businesses should be about more than just profit. Organisations bottom line should have two outputs, profit and purpose. Imagine a world where through every purchase, however big or small, has a positive impact on the lives of someone else. 

Global consumer spending on goods and services is forecast to reach $40 trillion by 2020. Imagine if by then, just 1% of this (or more!) was directly having an impact on those in need.  

We want our socks to stand out for the right reasons, not wrong. Therefore responsible manufacture is extremely important to us. We spent over a year finding the right manufacturer who shared both our vision and high values. Producing quality socks, uniquely designed socks shouldn't cost the planet and humans rights. Simple. 

                                   

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