Hello and happy Fair Trade Friday!
If you read last week’s post about Oliberte shoes, it won’t surprise you to know that along with my hubby’s birthday shoes, I gifted him two pairs of socks. He was so enthusiastic about these socks… I guess we’re to that point in our lives where socks make pretty stellar gifts. Ha!
Anyway… I didn’t just get him any socks. I found fair trade socks.
I am so glad I discovered Mitscoots Outfitters! For those of you who make a legitimate effort to shop American made products, you will love this company! The Mitscoots “headquarters” is located in Austin, Texas, but their products are manufactured in California, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Their mission is to help our nation’s homeless by providing job opportunities and essential gear like hats, scarves, and socks.
When you make a purchase of Mitscoots socks, for example, an equal quality pair of socks will be donated to a person in need right here in the U.S. Also, by shopping with Mitscoots, you are enabling their company to hire even more people in their packaging and distribution center in Austin. Who does Mitscoots employ? They hire people who are transitioning out of homelessness!
Mitscoots Outfitters carries gear in bold, colorful designs and colors. From socks, gloves, and beanies, to T-shirts and tank tops, this company has a variety of essential, fair-trade gear.
The socks I purchased for my husband have already been worn at least five times each. They are incredibly soft. The next time I need socks, I’ll be purchasing from Mitscoots and I can’t wait… although I may have trouble choosing from all of their designs!
You can check out Mitscoots stuff here. There is also a really amazing video about their mission and products! Mitscoots is currently offering 20% on your purchase as a Back to School deal! If you plan on buying socks, gloves, or scarves as Christmas gifts, make sure you know where your products are coming from and who they are impacting!
(Trades of Hope also has some new warm winter scarves you can check out!)
As always, thanks for reading and thank you for shopping fair trade!