Conscious Step

Socks that Change the World

Who They Are

An ordinary purchase… with an extraordinary purpose. Conscious Step isn’t just in the business of making fun and exciting socks (which they do well) – they’re in the business of changing our world for the better. How, you ask? Well, it all started back in 2013.

Frustrated by the lack of awareness around major environmental and social issues, Conscious Step co-founders Hassan Ahmad, Preshant Mehta, and Adam Long came together to create a simple, tangible, yet effective solution that could get people involved in world-changing nonprofits. They knew that there were some seriously impactful organizations out there tackling major issues like deforestation, biodiversity, and social rights to name a few – but didn’t know how to bring them to people in a way that felt both easy to understand, but also accessible for all.

Suddenly, the idea came to them: socks! Not only does everyone love fun, cute socks – but they’re super giftable, which means the power of these nonprofits could be shared with friends and family alike. And so Conscious Step was born! Each pair of their eco-friendly socks donate $1 towards a different world changing nonprofit, plus they’re made from ethical materials with fair labor and wages.

Conscious Step believes that we are all able to play a part in making our world a better place – one step at a time.

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Why We Like Them

We all want to create positive change for our planet. But how? From social issues like LGBTQ+ rights and food scarcity, to environmental issues such as endangered species and deforestation, it can often feel like there’s too much going on to have true impact. That’s where Conscious Step comes in – making it easy to support organizations doing good for our planet through eco-friendly and ethically made socks.

To date, Conscious Step has provided 58,401 meals for individuals in need, 605,246 months of clean water for those without access, planted 279,227 trees, protected 115,000 rainforest trees, provided over 37,000 books for those without access, donated 66,216 days of HIV & AIDS treatments – and that’s just a portion of their impact. They’ve protected sharks, sloths, and elephants, found new homes for abandoned dogs, promoted breast cancer prevention and research, provided relief kits for those impacted by natural disasters, and fought malaria with life-saving medicine. Their goal is to partner with organizations that represent each one of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals – guidelines for our planet’s healthy future. Simply put: Conscious Step is changing the world – and it all starts when you purchase a pair of socks. 

Beyond the amazing organizations that these socks contribute to, Conscious Step went the extra mile to ensure the socks themselves were kinder on our planet. This means vegan, eco-friendly materials like Fair Trade Certified and GOTS Certified organic cotton that uses less pesticides and chemicals than traditional cotton. They are crafted ethically in an Indian factory close to the source of their organic cotton to reduce transportation emissions. They also support fair wages and fair labor practices for all employees – as well as kickstarting the local economy. And if all of this wasn’t enough… the socks are cute, made with wearable features like a seamless toe, and come in a variety of colors and patterns that are perfectly paired with any outfit. 

Every person has the ability to inspire change. Change our world for the better with Conscious Step!

  • LGBTQIA+ Empowering

  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Vegan
  • GOTS Certified
    GOTS Certified

This company promotes the empowerment of LGBTQIA+ individuals by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equity, or donating time or funds towards equity education and employment opportunities.

Ingredients and products that are Fair Trade Certified™ are made in ways that meet social, environmental, and economic standards that improve the lives of communities around the world. Fair Trade Certified™ items are agricultural items that can be used in food, clothing, or personal care products. Farmers and workers are ensured fair prices, livable wages, and direct and transparent deals. Fair trade farming and production invests in environmentally sustainable practices and community development.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international processing standard for organic fibers that covers everything from processing, packaging, and distributing organic fibers. GOTS certified products are labeled organic if they contain 95% or more certified organic fibers, and are labeled as “made with organic” if they contain at least 70% organic fibers. GOTS assures that textiles are produced with socially responsible labor and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Certified textiles must follow guidelines on chemical use, energy and water consumption, safety and living standards for employees, waste produced throughout the manufacture process, and more.

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