Every sock produced by the company is made from 100 percent recycled single-use plastic waste, removing plastics from the planet's waters, SocktopusInk.com reports
— In a 2015 article, National Geographic reported there was believed to be roughly 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris littering the world's oceans. Some of the mass floated on the surface, approximately 269,000 tons worth. Another four billion plastic microfibers littered each square kilometer of the deep sea. Sadly, these figures have likely risen in the past few years, and Socktopus Ink wishes to change this. They are saving the oceans one sock at a time.
"Each day, roughly eight million pieces of plastic make their way into the ocean, and this pollution is doing harm to our planet. Our goal is to take this plastic and make it into friendly kids socks, ones that people actually want to wear and show off to others. By doing so, we can spread the message that we are passionate about our oceans and keeping them clean," Bob Afsari, spokesperson for Socktopus Ink, explains.
The socks do much more than this, however. They also teach children about pollution while making the world a better place. All kid and toddler socks with grips manufactured by the company are made using 100 percent recycled plastic. This demonstrates to the children that a cleaner future is in their hands.
"Plastic bottles are first gathered, sorted, washed, and chopped into flakes. The plastic flakes are taken and put through a state-of-the-art extrusion and texturing process that results in thread suitable for making apparel. The threads are then woven together into proprietary Socktopus designs with lovable characters that children ask to show off," Afsari continues.
A Kickstarter campaign will be coming soon to launch these grip socks. Individuals interested in learning more should visit the site and sign up for notifications regarding this campaign. The planet is precious and all humans need to do their part to protect it. These adorable socks are a great way to do your part in this process.
"We can't wait to share our socks with others. This campaign allows us to share our passion for our planet and its oceans while providing participants with an item of value, one that will improve their lives every day. Be sure to follow us to see how the campaign is progressing. We are thrilled with the support we have received so far and hope to have yours in the future," Afsari states.
About Socktopus Ink:
With a passion for the world's beaches, oceans, sea creatures and the future of the planet, Socktopus Ink is dedicated to educating our youth and providing solutions for a cleaner tomorrow.
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