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These trendy sneakers help support the environment and more
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These days, we can all do our part to help the environment by making our shopping habits more sustainable and climate-conscious. One way to do so is to buy a pair of SeaVees.

SeaVees is a historic brand originally made by BF Goodrich in the 1960’s and revived by shoe designer Steve Tiller in the early 2000s. Since its reemergence, SeaVees has incorporated giving back to many charities and environmental groups into their business model.

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SeaTrees is focused on protecting kelp forests that have become decimated by purple sea urchins, a natural consumer of kelp. Recently, purple sea urchins have been multiplying at alarming rates since their natural predators, fish and lobster, have been removed from kelp forests by humans. SeaTrees aims to reverse that impact and return the purple sea urchin population to normal levels.

If you’d like to give even more, you can increase your impact by purchasing from these SeaVees collections:

Mental Health Awareness Slip-Ons

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Recently, Seavees and Carissa Potter Carlson of People released a slip-on shoe designed to combat the stigma of mental health. Ten percent of the sale from each pair of Mental Health Awareness Baja Slip On shoes will be donated to The Mental Wellness Center, an organization that fights the stigma and raises awareness about mental health issues.

Almost Fully Recyclable SeaChange Sneaker

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These SeaChange Sneakers are made with almost completely recycled materials. Not only are they great for the planet, they’re also great for your feet. These comfortable, well-made classics come in a variety of different colors and styles.

Slip On These Slip Ons With Pride

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Designed in collaboration with McConell’s Ice Cream, $5 from every pair of these Hawthorne Slip Ons are donated to the Pacific Pride Foundation and will support a wide array of free and low-cost services they offer to the LGBTQ+ community. Plus, there are sprinkles on the bottom!

Enjoy the Classics

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If any of these sneakers and slip-ons don’t fit your style, you can always go with the classic Monterey Sneaker. Inspired by the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, these quintessential sneakers are both stylish and comfortable. Although they won’t help you give back to any additional causes, the Monterey Sneakers will still help SeaTrees.

Comfy Slippers That Do Good

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If you’re looking for a snuggly slipper to wear around the house, look no further than the eco-friendly SeaChange Slide Slipper. These slippers are made almost entirely of recycled materials, so you can look good and feel good wearing them.

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We can all be part of the giving movement

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We all know that small acts of kindness can turn into something big, but does that apply to something as small as a pair of socks?

Yes, it turns out. More than you might think.

A fresh pair of socks is a simple comfort easily taken for granted for most, but for individuals experiencing homelessness—they are a rare commodity. Currently, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are experiencing homelessness on any given night. Being unstably housed—whether that’s couch surfing, living on the streets, or somewhere in between—often means rarely taking your shoes off, walking for most if not all of the day, and having little access to laundry facilities. And since shelters are not able to provide pre-worn socks due to hygienic reasons, that very basic need is still not met, even if some help is provided. That’s why socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in shelters.

homelessness, bombasSocks are a simple comfort not everyone has access to

When the founders of Bombas, Dave Heath and Randy Goldberg, discovered this problem, they decided to be part of the solution. Using a One Purchased = One Donated business model, Bombas helps provide not only durable, high-quality socks, but also t-shirts and underwear (the top three most requested clothing items in shelters) to those in need nationwide. These meticulously designed donation products include added features intended to offer comfort, quality, and dignity to those experiencing homelessness.

Over the years, Bombas' mission has grown into an enormous movement, with more than 75 million items donated to date and a focus on providing support and visibility to the organizations and people that empower these donations. These are the incredible individuals who are doing the hard work to support those experiencing —or at risk of—homelessness in their communities every day.

Folks like Shirley Raines, creator of Beauty 2 The Streetz. Every Saturday, Raines and her team help those experiencing homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles “feel human” with free makeovers, haircuts, food, gift bags and (thanks to Bombas) fresh socks. 500 pairs, every week.

beauty 2 the streetz, skid row laRaines is out there helping people feel their beautiful best

Or Director of Step Forward David Pinson in Cincinnati, Ohio, who offers Bombas donations to those trying to recover from addiction. Launched in 2009, the Step Forward program encourages participation in community walking/running events in order to build confidence and discipline—two major keys to successful rehabilitation. For each marathon, runners are outfitted with special shirts, shoes—and yes, socks—to help make their goals more achievable.

step forward, helping homelessness, homeless non profitsRunning helps instill a sense of confidence and discipline—two key components of successful recovery

Help even reaches the Front Street Clinic of Juneau, Alaska, where Casey Ploof, APRN, and David Norris, RN give out free healthcare to those experiencing homelessness. Because it rains nearly 200 days a year there, it can be very common for people to get trench foot—a very serious condition that, when left untreated, can require amputation. Casey and Dave can help treat trench foot, but without fresh, clean socks, the condition returns. Luckily, their supply is abundant thanks to Bombas. As Casey shared, “people will walk across town and then walk from the valley just to come here to get more socks.”

step forward clinic, step forward alaska, homelessness alaskaWelcome to wild, beautiful and wet Alaska!

The Bombas Impact Report provides details on Bombas’s mission and is full of similar inspiring stories that show how the biggest acts of kindness can come from even the smallest packages. Since its inception in 2013, the company has built a network of over 3,500 Giving Partners in all 50 states, including shelters, nonprofits and community organizations dedicated to supporting our neighbors who are experiencing- or at risk- of homelessness.

Their success has proven that, yes, a simple pair of socks can be a helping hand, an important conversation starter and a link to humanity.

You can also be a part of the solution. Learn more and find the complete Bombas Impact Report by clicking here.

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