Sock it to homelessness.
Turns out, socks are the most needed but under-donated item of clothing Shelters receive. So we started a more-than-profit sock company. One selling socks to give socks. Wear a pair, Share a pair.
• Make really good socks, sustainably.
• Send sock donations to Shelters.
• Have a Jollie.
A story about socks
Ed started Jollie's after becoming uneasy about walking past people sleeping rough and not knowing what to do. After chatting to visitors at a local Shelter, he saw a need he could help with. Socks.
Fresh socks might not seem like a life-changer, but for those walking the streets, day and night foot health is essential. It was clear that out of all of the clothing donations given to shelters, socks were the most needed but least donated.
So Ed got out his crayons, designed some socks, found a friendly factory and spent his student loan on the first run of stock. He started selling to anyone interested. Friends, family, cat and dog. And for every pair he sold, he donated a pair to a shelter.
That was 2012. We've now built a family of wearers and sharers donating thousands of pairs of socks to over 50 shelters nation-wide.
The story has just started. Come write the rest of it with us.