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Conscious Step: About the Makers

Conscious Step make our super comfy and colourful Fairtrade socks.

Supplier Snapshot

Where: Made in India
Key Values: Fairtrade, sustainability, supporting LGBTQI+ youth, education, protecting animals, empowering women and girls, improving sanitation and healthcare, poverty alleviation
Certifications: Fairtrade International, GOTS (Global Organic Textiles Standard), Vegan
Materials Used: Organic cotton, recycled polyester

 


 

Fairtrade  

Conscious Step socks use Fairtrade certified cotton, which protects farmers by enforcing a fair, minimum price paid for their product. In addition to receiving Fairtrade wages, producer organisations receive a Fairtrade Premium which is spent on community programs such as investing in their farms or increasing access to education or healthcare. The farmers get to vote on how to spend the money to best benefit their community.
Khimabhai Bharanbhai, a Fairtrade-certified cotton farmer, weeding a cotton field in Rapar district, Gujarat, India.

Socks That Do Good 

A portion of the profits from each Conscious Step pair of socks is donated to a charity or not-for-profit. Conscious Step partner with a number of different organisations including Room to Read, United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, The Trevor Project, Keep A Breast, Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, Oxfam Disaster Relief, Water.org, UNAids, Action Against Hunger, Malaria No MoreOceana and Habitat for Humanity. Click on the logos below to learn about each organisation.

 

You can support cotton farmers in India and the above organisations by purchasing Conscious Step socks here.