• The Conscious Step Story, Save the World with Socks!

    March 2, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, VEGAN

    No matter who we are, we can always take a Conscious Step towards helping the issues that matter to us.

    With so many environmental, health, and humanitarian crises in the world today, it can be easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed, not knowing how or where to help.

    But sometimes, it can be as easy as buying a pair of socks.

    Conscious Step is an ethical and environmental sock brand that was created to bring awareness to the problems we face. And to bring awareness to the organisations combating them.

    But Conscious Step isn’t focused on awareness alone.

    For every sock purchase, they will donate to a organisation aimed at a particular cause, and you get to choose the cause.

    But exactly how is wearing socks on your feet going to affect change?

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    You’re Supporting an Ethical Brand

    Conscious Step is highly ethical, so you can be sure the socks you buy haven’t made unwanted environmental or societal impacts.

    Firstly, all socks are Vegan Certified and Fair Trade Certified, so no animals or humans are adversely affected in production.

    The cotton used in the socks is sourced from India, which supports emerging markets and the small cotton farmers in the country.

    The socks are also manufactured in India, and Conscious Step makes sure their workers are taken care of, including fair wages, overtime compensation, and no child labour.

    Although these steps alone aren’t going to change the world, they show that a great product can be created without exploitation, and that may affect change.

    You’re Supporting the Organic Cotton Industry

    Conscious Step’s whole supply chain is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified.

    This ensures the organic standard of the cotton. Growing organic means no synthetic chemicals and toxins are released into the environment, which not only affects the planet, but the workers on the farm too.

    By supporting organic, you’re making sure no one gets exposed to toxic chemicals.

    You’re Supporting an Organisation You Care About

    For every pair of socks you buy from Conscious Step, they donate to an organisation working to make the world a better place.

    Each pair of socks support a different cause, which is reflected in their design. So you choose what your socks look like, and who they help.

    Here are the socks (and causes) that you can choose from.

    Socks that Give Books

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Room To Read, an organisation focused on literacy, reading and gender equality in education, supporting girls to complete secondary school.

    For one pair of socks, Conscious Step donates the equal of 1 book to children in Asia.

    Buy Socks that Give Books here >

    Socks that Plant Trees

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores
    These socks support Trees for the Future, an organisation aimed at planting trees to support families in developing countries.

    When you plant forest gardens, you create a source of consistent food, income, education and empowerment.

    With one pair of socks, Conscious Step donates money to plant 20 trees in Uganda.

    Browse our Socks that Plant Trees varieties here >

    Socks that Fight Malaria

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Malaria No More, an organisation aimed at eradicating Malaria.

    They’ve been fighting for the goal for over a decade, and are facilitating political commitment, funding and innovation to make it happen.

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Oceana, the largest advocacy organisation that aims to make oceans more biodiverse, by winning policy victories that are significant to marine life.

    Browse Our Socks that Protect Oceans varieties here >

    Socks that Feed Children

    Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Action Against Hunger, an organisation that distributes Therapeutic Food Packs in over 45 countries.

    These food packs don’t require any preparation or clean water, and treat malnutrition in 90-95% of children.

     One pair of socks provides 3 Therapeutic Food Packs to those in need.

    Socks that Protect Tropical Rainforests

     Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Conservation International, an organisation that protects tropical forests across the globe.

    These rainforests are crucial to providing fresh water, absorbing carbon dioxide, and ensuring billions of people have shelter, income, and food.

    One pair of socks will protect 20 tropical trees.

    Buy Socks that Protect Tropical Rainforests here >

    Socks that Give Water

     Conscious Step Socks - Ethical Clothing - Biome Eco Stores

    These socks support Water.org, an organisation that offers small, easily repayable loans so disadvantaged families can install water and sanitation systems in their homes.

     With one pair of socks, Conscious Step donates enough money to provide safe water for one person for over 18 months.

    Buy Socks that Give Water here >

    Overall…

    It’s about the small steps we take every day to help the world become a better place.

    This is our ethos at Biome, and by supporting causes and organisations you’re passionate about, you too can affect change.

    Browse our other Fashion & Craft Products here >

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