Sustainability is at the heart of each of the decisions we make at Socko. It’s not a nice-to-have, it’s the reason we exist.
We align these principles with Good On You ® so you know the impact of our actions on people, the environment and animals.
Transparency comes first
You can find information about our supply chain and direct operations on our suppliers and stockists page here as well as a series of interviews with our suppliers and manufacturers over on the Socko blog.
Consider impact across the product lifecycle
We make our products with innovative or repurposed materials and supply mending kits with each pair of our socks to encourage reinforcing or repairing instead of throwing away. If you want to learn the lost art of darning, you can sign up for our online workshop here.
We currently monitor CO₂ saved from driving emissions, we also weigh the amount of waste saved from landfill for each range. We are clear about the contents of each of our products, who made them and the use of 100% home compostable packaging throughout our supply chain.
Consider issues in proportion to materiality
Though proud of our achievements, we are conscious that there is no sustainability golden bullet. Just existing as a business has an impact on people and the planet. We search for GRS certification in all the yarn we use which is not second-hand and FSC accreditation in our packaging.
Ensure an evidence based approach
We have teamed up with Compare Ethics to independently verify the results of the way in which we do things differently. These quantified results are displayed alongside each Socko product.
Be user driven
Design of our communication is as important to us as the design of a long lasting pair of socks. We put as much information in as clear a way as we can through our website, packaging and social media but are always on hand to answer any further questions and to take feedback onboard.
Engage and collaborate widely
Socko is a proud member of Fashion Revolution, 1% for The Planet, The East End Trades Guild, Make It British and Good Market. We also collaborate with like-minded small businesses as we believe that we are stronger together.
Importantly, we are always learning, growing and improving; striving for a truly circular product that demonstrates how a single product with a mission can resonate with the shared values of people around the world and drive sustained behavioural change.