CSR

Social responsibility is part of the SOXS DNA

SOXS are a symbol of love and warmth. Like granny knitted the socks for her grandchildren, Soscha and Davide. As well as SOXS is an ode to the love and warmth of Davide. With this product, you show that you care about people and that you, just like us, respect our natural environment. Because love and warmth are not merely for your feet, but as well for the society wherein we live. We love to contribute to a better and fairer world. And responsible entrepreneurship plays an essential role in this. We love to explain to you, in which manner we try to participate in creating a fairer world with our responsible crafted wool socks.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is called abbreviated CSR. Synonyms are corporate sustainability and responsible entrepreneurship. CSR is a business approach where companies take responsibility for social problems, like climate change, working conditions and human rights.

Responsible entrepreneurship according to SOXS.co

At SOXS.co we focus on sustainability, fairness, and transparency. Hence, we like to contribute to a better world. Contribute to a world where people, animal, and environment will be respected. In all sincerity, we are not perfect. But we strive to as much as possible to contribute to a more sustainable textile industry.

Responsible crafted wool

We make our socks from ecological sheep’s wool. The wool of your SOXS is from sheep who live a good life in beautiful New-Zealand. When we shave the sheep, we do this in an animal-friendly manner. We embrace the guidelines of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) about animal welfare and sustainability. At animal welfare, we meet the five husbandry principles of the physiological and behavioral need of sheep, namely environment, nutrition, health, behavior, and handling. Therefore, biological wool. Where we treat the sheep with love.

By the way! Did you know that sheep and her wool contribute on reducing carbon into the atmosphere? Sheep are part of the natural carbon cycle and consume the organic carbon which is stored in plants and then uses this to grow wool. This is a natural, renewable and continuous process. All those carbon will be removed from the atmosphere, while the wool will be used. Besides, wool can be used for many years and is, therefore, one of the most recyclable fibers. Partly for this reason where are such a big fan of the sustainability of wool!

 The processing of our biological wool

Back to SOXS. So, our sustainable crafted and super soft wool is originated from New-Zealand. But, our production process takes place in Europe. The manufactory where SOXS will be crafted is GOTS-certified, where GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standards. It is a standard for biological clothing and textile.

The production is performed in a socially responsible manner, where everything will be recorded to comply with the strict standards and requirements. This worldwide standard provides among other in the use of eco-friendly chemicals and water treatment at the factories. Besides requires the GOTS-certification strict compliance with the social criteria at the processing of the SOXS. It goes about matters like minimum wage, a ban on child labor and a safe and hygienic working environment. No finger or hand of any child has been used in the production of our products! In addition, we like to contribute to good working conditions and a livable wage for our employees.

Furthermore, we monitor our production very strict on the quality of our products. We believe that SOXS need to be a sustainable and high-grade qualitative product. A product which you can really enjoy for a long time! Despite the high-quality standards of our production, your input is very important to maintain a wonderful product, (bio)logical of course! Read here more about how you can treat and take care of your SOXS as best as possible.

Everyone a fair chance

The next step in our process is the finishing touch, the package! The packaging of the SOXS is performed in the Netherlands. Because even in the Netherlands we can contribute. For the packaging of your SOXS, we like to work together with colleagues with a distance to the labor market. We believe that everybody needs to get a fair chance. It gives us such a warm feeling to see our colleagues work with so much love, pleasure, energy, and happiness to help us to pack your SOXS as nice as possible!

Tring, Tring! There comes the postman!

The last step in our process is the shipment of the SOXS to you! We have to admit, that the plastic bag wherein we send the box is not really sustainable. Unfortunately, the more sustainable alternative does not fit in a mailbox. As a consequence that it is necessary to drive with more cars to deliver your SOXS. We prefer delivery by bike, typical Dutch. But we like to contribute ideas for sustainable solutions to address this problem. That is why we recommend reusing the plastic bag! If you open the bag carefully, you can easily reuse it again. In this way, you contribute as well!

Therefore, responsible crafted wool socks

Alright, that was a long story! But we would like to be honest and transparent about the way we work. That belongs to responsible entrepreneurship. Furthermore, we want to acknowledge everyone who contributes to SOXS. We are extremely proud of you all! If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate and send us a message! You do not create a better world alone.

If you are curious about our responsible crafted wool sock, watch our production video right beneath! Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable textile industry? Then go to our shop and pick your favorite SOXS!

 

 

NEED HELP OR ADVICE?

Please contact our customer service. A team of experts is at your service and would love to answer all your questions. SOXS are made with just as much love as the socks your grandmother used to knit for you, except ours do not itch. That is because of the super soft wool from New Zealand sheep. Soxs are wonderfully warm, all natural, and manufactured sustainable with respect for the animals.

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