I don’t know what the sock situation in your house is like, but in ours, we always seem to have a shortage. My kids can’t find socks, so they shove their shoes on without them, and by the time they come home from school and peel off their sneakers, their feet have spent eight hours festering in a stinky shoe swamp and almost knock me out when the stench hits my nose. I’ve tried buying packages of socks at the store, but they seem to be made of paper and end up holey quicker than I’d like, so we end up with lots of sock loners living sad, lonely little lives strewn about the floor.
And then Mitscoots. I discovered these guys where I discover most of the awesome things in life – on Twitter, of course. High performance socks that help the homeless and our feet? Wow. And then I ordered some, and a pair for myself because CUTE, and you guys, the quality is awesome. My oldest daughter came to me after wearing her first pair of Mitscoots and said, “Mommy, can you please get more of these because they feel good.” And so began our sock love affair. We all wear them – kids, me, and Daddy. They are comfy and funky, and I’ve already ordered a bunch as stocking stuffers, so Christmas morning we’ll have socks in socks.
You guys, let’s ask them some questions about their socks and business.
What’s the mission of Mitscoots?
We are a company that saw a problem and is doing something about it, three things in fact. We sell 100% great American socks. For every pair you purchase, we will give away another pair to someone in need. And finally, we take pride in employing the less fortunate. Mitscoots are SOCKS with a Mission: GET + GIVE + EMPLOY
Where are the socks made?
Mitscoots are socks made 100% in the U.S.A. We have our products manufactured in North Carolina and packaged in Austin, Texas. Our socks last because they are designed for the needs of those that may have to wear them for days on end. We’re modest about most things, but the quality of our socks isn’t one of them. They are bright, bold, comfortable and represent your commitment to helping the homeless and those in need.
You give socks away? What’s that look like?
The need for socks is enormous and we want to do everything we can to take care of it. We have partnered with a number of amazing local and national charities to help give away as many socks as possible and are excited every day for the chance to do it. For every pair of socks purchased we take an equal pair of socks and give them out on your behalf. It might just be a pair of socks and we know it may not change the world, but for someone, it sure will make it a little better.
How are you helping provide jobs for people in need?
We understand that not having a clean pair of socks is only part of the problem. The greater issue stems from individuals in need not being able to provide for themselves. With that in mind, we have partnered with several organizations that specialize in taking individuals off the streets and getting them into steady employment situations. We are able to offer those in need an opportunity to get back on their feet by helping to package our socks and getting them shipped out to our customers.
But the socks. Tell us more about the socks.
Our socks are made from quality fibers, with a low profile seam, elastic arch support and a deep heel pocket for comfort.
How many pairs of socks have you donated to the homeless so far?
Mitscoots has donated over 10k pairs of socks to those in need to date.
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Slave-Free Christmas Challenge:
This Christmas, I’ve challenged myself to shop my entire Christmas list from organizations that are helping people, not hurting people. Today, 27 million men, women, and children live as someone else’s property. Slaves are making the items that I’m buying to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior. Somehow I don’t think He’s blessed by the blood on His birthday presents. For more information on my Slave-Free Christmas project, click here. For featured companies from the last two years, click here.
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