Tuesday 5 March 2019

Critically Endangered Socks - Review!

I was recently contacted by a lovely man called Dom from Critically Endangered Socks. They are a sock company that helps to protect some of the world's most critically endangered animals.

We all know that the rainforests are being destroyed and the earth’s most beautiful creatures are on the brink of extinction but what does that have to do with socks?

Dom, the founder of Critically Endangered Socks thought up a company that would go where no company had gone before, using funds from sock sales to help the Friends of the National Parks Foundation protect the Borneo rainforest. The idea quickly grew into a company that would support five of the world’s most endangered species. And that’s how Critically Endangered Socks was born. 

For each pair of socks that is sold 20% of the total sale price goes to charity. By choosing which sock you buy, you're also choosing which charity you help. The WildCats Conservation Alliance, Friends of the National Parks Foundation, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, The International Elephant Foundation and the Oceanic Society!

The socks themselves are made from a soft blend of 40% bamboo, 40% cotton, 15% polyester, 5% spandex. The materials used are Oeko-Tex Standard certified which means they are certified free of harmful chemicals. The socks come in sizes Small - UK 4-7 or Large - UK 8-13.

The pair I was sent to have a look at is helping out the International Elephant Foundation. Critically Endangered Socks is helping fund the IEF's conservation Response unit (CRU) based in Way Kambas national park in Sumatra. These units protect the Critically Endangered Sumatran Elephant from poachers, bordering villages and deforestation. For every Elephant pair that’s bought, they work with the organization to provide 2 days of care for all Sumatran Elephants in a CRU camp.

On each sock there is a picture of the animal it's helping to protect which I think is a lovely touch.

They have only created 1,000 of each style of sock so each design is critically endangered, much like the animals they are helping!

The socks are £12.00 each and they come in 5 different colours. You can buy 5 for £48.00 which means you get all the colours and a pair free! There is also an option to buy a gift card where the person receiving can chose the pair that they want!

I think these would make a lovely gift for someone. They are not just a pair of socks they are so much more. Mother's day is coming up and I would be very happy to be gifted a pair of these. (obviously if I hadn't have been sent them to review).

I was sent this pair of socks free of charge in exchange for this blog post.


  1. I love it when companies have such strong ethics and the socks look good too!

    Stevie x

  2. I love that they put the animal actually on the sock x

  3. Such a brilliant idea and worthy cause X mmbc