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Pull your socks up for Amur leopards

By 8th May 2018 News

In late 2017 we partnered with a new philanthropic brand called “Critically Endangered Socks” who have been giving 20% of total sales from their leopard socks to fund our vital work in the Russian Far East and northeast China. 

We were delighted to be approached by this vibrant young company,  whose ethos so closely matches our own views on sustainability and conservation.  Having just made their first donation, only a few months following their launch, we’d like to thank them for all their hard work and look forward to a brighter future for wildlife!  Please check out their Instagram page (below).

THE SOCKS

The socks are made from a soft blend of 40% bamboo, 40% cotton, 15% polyester and 5% spandex. All materials used are sustainably sourced and Oeko-Tex Standard certified, which means they are certified free of any harmful chemicals.

THE HISTORY

10 years ago, founder Dom Desmond lived in the jungles of North Borneo, working with the critically endangered orangutans.

Unfortunately 10 years later, the once lush rainforests are being destroyed by palm oil plantations and illegal loggers.

In 2017, Dom returned to Borneo and out there met an NGO called Friends of the National Parks Foundation who protect areas of rainforest and the animals that live within by buying and securing it. There are NGOs and charities like this all over the world, helping critically endangered animals. And it was during this trip to Borneo that the idea was born.

In 2017, Dom started Critically endangered socks, a company that supports some of the worlds most critically endangered animals by selling socks. For the first time in history, your socks drawer has the potential to protect wildlife the world over.