HELP US SPREAD SOME WARMTH
MAKE SPACE AND A DIFFERENCE
It has always been our belief that the little things – like socks – have the power to make a big difference. It was this conviction that led us to launch our Sock Amnesty a couple years ago.
The Sock Amnesty is a chance for you to have a bit of a cathartic sock drawer clear out while also making a positive impact.
From now, when you place an order with us, you’ll be able to help us make an even bigger difference.
Your new socks deserve to go into an organised drawer, worthy of their brilliance. So, those gifted pairs that aren’t really your style? Well-loved socks that have lost their lustre? We want them all as we think it’s time they achieved a higher purpose.
SOS: SEND OLD SOCKS
HOW TO POST YOUR PAIRS TO US
Sending your socks to us is really easy.
When you place an order, you can request a free Amnesty returns bag to be included with it at checkout, or, if your prefer, you can use your own packaging from home.
Simply wash and pack up your unwanted pairs, attach a freepost returns label (which we will give you instructions on how to access after your order is placed) and send back to us.
Repurposed and reclaimed
After we receive your socks, we will pass them onto our partner for Sock Amnesty 2021 – The Reclaimery. This fantastic organisation works with vulnerable communities here in London to teach them the skills to repurpose garments into unique, limited edition collections with higher quality or value than the original.
Their mission is to reclaim the fashion industry and support our planet through a socially conscious system that creates job opportunities for London’s vulnerable communities. By extending the life of the garments, adding value and saving them from landfill, they are creating a truly circular economy. The Reclaimery founder Juliet Herrera, shared her story with us in our LSC heroes feature, which you can also read here.
Once the socks are received, a team of ‘Reclaimers’ will transform all the donated socks into functional, warm fingerless gloves and neck warmers to be donated to the homeless via the wonderful charity Crisis.
You can find out more about the vital work that Crisis do in our blog about LSC’s visit to one of their distribution centres here.
SOCK DRAWER 2.0
And breathe. You will have finally streamlined your overflowing sock drawer.
You’ll have purged the poor pairs that have been sitting there for far too long. Your old favourites will be off to a new life. All those unwanted socks will have been sent packing.
At long last, a well-organised sock drawer worthy of only the top of the socks.
Other ways a little thing like socks can make a big difference
Our Share a Pair Initiative
With every single order, we donate a pair of socks to one of three wonderful charities.