Nowadays, there are still people who suffer from danger, hunger, war and fear every single day. People die because they can't receive the emergency surgery they need. The number of mother's and new born baby's who die after birth is still unacceptable high. They would need antenatal checkups and vaccinations to survive. Lots of women still suffer from inequality, discrimination and violence. Many Families don't have access to safe water or sanitation. Children can't to go to school to realise their potential.
There are still many regions in the World where these situations are a daily occurrence. Nowadays, we do have the opportunity to fight these problems, they wouldn't need to be faced anymore. That's the reason why Stand4 Socks created Socks which have an ethical impact. What if Socks could change the World?
Each of our socks is supporting a different cause, this is represented by the emblem on the ankle showing what they Stand4. No longer just another pair of socks!
Homeless - Buy one, give one
There are more and more homeless people in the world. In the UK, every one in approximately 175 people is homeless. 8,8 million people live in London and its number amounts to 8,000 people and many of them are children. Some of them can stay in a hostel or with friends or family but the majority has to sleep on the street as there is nobody who can support them.
There are many different reasons why a person becomes homeless. Most of them lost their job or suffer from mental or physical health problems. Some of them have no access to social benefits or had experienced domestic abuse or violence. Homelessness could also been caused by a catastrophe that had destroyed houses.
Looking into how Stand4 could tangibly support this issue we learnt that one of the most requested items was socks! Which we knew a little about. With our thick twisted cotton socks we directly give a homeless person a pair of thick, antibacterial socks. Simple.
United Nations Global Goals
We are proud to support the UN Global Goals in a big way. These were agreed in 2015 by 193 of the world leaders, which if completed would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequity and climate change by 2030.
Currently our socks support 12 out of the 17 goals with tangible impacts from each pair across out cotton, bamboo and sports ranges. We are sure that we could change the World with Socks. It’ an easy way & you don’t need much money for it.