Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Socks with a Purpose, Sockwork Sock Subscription {Review}

 
 
I am not a huge sock wearer and have never really been a sock wearer. This is such a shame, because I really do love socks. They are so fun and cute and you can find just about any type of sock you want. Now, I said am not a sock wearer, but there are times that call for socks and I do wear them, and I am thankful for the few pairs I do own, because I can really take the time to have exactly what I want.
 
Socks also make really great stocking stuffers. My husband and all three kids each get at least one pair in their stocking each year. I love the creativity that socks can show off on a person and think it is so neat (maybe even a bit jealous) when people are sock lovers. What could be a better gift to someone, someone who loves socks, than a monthly service that delivers fun socks to your mailbox?
Sockwork, based in Texas, was started by founders Tina and Mario. They were looking for a way to combine two of their favorite passions, funky socks and more importantly supporting our nation's Veterans. Their love comes from their first hand knowledge of how hard it is for people to raise money for Veterans (people who really truly deserve it all for their service). Mario is a West Point grad and former Army Officer (and we thank him so much for all he has given) and also Tina's sister who served in the Army with Mario (we thank her as well!).
 
Their business venture, Sockwork, is a subscription service that offers a mix of cool socks for a great price. They offer Men's, Women's, and Kid's Subscriptions, along with a Men's Underwear Subscription. With three sock options, everyone in your family can be covered.
 
Mario and Tina are also paying it forward because Sockwork donates 10% of their profits to a different Veteran charity each month. They hope that your subscription service and their donation will help American heroes get the things they need and that other business will see their success and follow.
 
How Does Sockwork Work and What Comes In A Box?
Sockwork is an easy way to get some fun little presents for your feet (or someone else's) each month. First, you must choose your sock subscription type- HIS, HERS, HIS/HERS, KIDS, MENS UNDERWEAR, COMBO, or ATHLETICS. That is a ton of choices to make! I will break it down for you:
HIS--Two pair of Richer Poorer socks, per box, each month
HERS--Two pair of Richer Poorer socks, per box, each month.
HIS/HERS--The Couples Box, each get one pair of socks, per box, each month
KIDS--Two pairs of unisex kids socks, per box, each month
MENS UNDERWEAR--One pair Richer Poorer boxer briefs, per box, every month.
COMBO--One pair of briefs and one pair of socks, per box, each month
ATHLETICS--One pair of unisex sized Richer Poorer athletic socks with COOLMAX® performance fabric, compression arch support, and padded foot bed, per box, each month
Next, you customize your order on style, I will help out again:
HIS--Fun (Bold colors and absurdly awesome designs), Pro (A classic look for wear to any occasion), or Mix (one pair of each)
HERS--same Fun, Pro, or Mix
HIS/HERS--Fun or Pro
KIDS--Small (Size: US 8-13, Age 3-5), Medium (Size: US 1-2, Age 6-8), or Large (Size: US 3-5, Age 9-11)
MENS UNDERWEAR--Small (waist 28-30), Medium (waist 30-32), Large (waist 32-34), and XLarge (waist 34-36)
COMBO-- same size for underwear, with a pair of awesome socks
ATHLETICS--no choices here
 
After you have chosen the type and style, you select frequency. Here is the breakdown:
HIS--HERS--HIS/HERS--
Month to Month-$20/month, charged every 30 days, one box per month, FREE shipping
3 Month-$20/month, charged every 3 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
6 Month-$19/month, charge every 6 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
12 Month-$18/month, charged once a year, one box a month, FREE shipping
10% GOES TO VETERAN CHARITIES
KIDS--
Month to Month-$14/month, charged every 30 days, one box per month, FREE shipping
3 Month-$14/month, charged every 3 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
6 Month-$13.50/month, charge every 6 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
12 Month-$13/month, charged once a year, one box a month, FREE shipping
10% GOES TO VETERAN CHARITIES
MENS UNDERWEAR--
Month to Month-$24/month, charged every 30 days, one box per month, FREE shipping
3 Month-$24/month, charged every 3 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
6 Month-$23/month, charge every 6 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
12 Month-$22/month, charged once a year, one box a month, FREE shipping
10% GOES TO VETERAN CHARITIES
COMBO--
Month to Month-$30/month, charged every 30 days, one box per month, FREE shipping
3 Month-$30/month, charged every 3 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
6 Month-$29/month, charge every 6 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
12 Month-$28/month, charged once a year, one box a month, FREE shipping
10% GOES TO VETERAN CHARITIES
ATHLETIC--
Month to Month-$14/month, charged every 30 days, one box per month, FREE shipping
3 Month-$14/month, charged every 3 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
6 Month-$13.50/month, charge every 6 months, one box per month, FREE shipping
12 Month-$13/month, charged once a year, one box a month, FREE shipping
10% GOES TO VETERAN CHARITIES
 
Once you have completed all of your choices, just enter your shipping/billing info and sit back and wait to show off your socks. All orders placed by the 14th of the current month will be shipped between the 16th-20th, orders on the 15th or after will be shipped the next month.
 
We were given the chance to review a one month HERS box from Sockwork, WOO-HOO!! Thanks to Mario for setting it all up for us.
 
Our Sockwork Package is here!
Company name and logo clearly visible on the outside of the box, along with the website.
Socks with a purpose is clearly the mission Mario and Tina are on. By purchasing or gifting a subscription to Sockwork. donations are being made for Veterans.
My helper, S, is ready to find out what is inside.
Opening our package we found an informational card and something fun wrapped all in pink paper.
Studying the contents
On the front of the information card you will find a few photos, social media links, and a quick note from Mario (the soxologist for my order).  We also got a yummy mint!
On the back of the information card was the Sponsored Veteran Organization: STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE. SSS is the first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and Veteran suicide. The leaders at SSS hope to realize a day when Soldiers and Veterans who are considering suicide can openly and without shame, ask for and receive the help and support they need.
You can learn more about SSS on their website- http://stopsoldiersuicide.org/
I knew very little about the statistics of Soldier and Veteran suicide, but by browsing this site, I was not only shocked, but incredibly sad for these men and women who have already given so much, it really opened up my eyes. Did you know that Veterans commit suicide at double and triple rates of civilians or that every single day more than 22 Veterans and 1 Active Duty Soldier will commit suicide? I get chills reading these numbers and feel ashamed that the people fighting for our freedom are burdened with the feelings of shame over suffering from mental health issues or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that they feel suicide is their only choice. Even if you choose not to subscribe to Sockwork, please look into volunteering or donating to SSS.
 
 Now, thanks to the mission of Mario and Tina, I will check out the amazing things they are doing to help our Soldiers live full, happy, and healthy lives.
The pink wrapping I can only assume is the HERS package wrapping.
Cute little sticker to hold the paper in place, again the company logo is clear
Inside, as promised, 2 pairs of HERS socks
My helper likes socks
Both pairs of socks are from Richer Poorer Inc. This brand of socks is exclusively provided in each monthly box. Richer Poorer is based in LA and use premium quality products in everything they design.
Richer Poorer socks are in the price range of $12-$20 per pair, so the price point of Sockwork is a great one. Most are also made of a combination of combed cotton, polyester, nylon, and spandex and come in women's size 5-10 and men's size 6-12.
 
I was sent a pair of Richer Poorer Women's size 5-10 in Coaster-Pink.
 and Women's 5-10 in Stella-Peach
 Can I just say these socks are really, really nice. They are a thinner sock, a huge plus for me, but still very cushiony. I could wear them with flats, boots, or just by themselves. They are also really fun. The colors are bold, bright, and funky, I can guarantee my feet will stand out. These socks are perfect for day to day wear and feel and look like they will last a long time. I could maybe even turn in to a sock lover and wearer if I had a drawer full of these guys. 
 
I had said above that the retail price of Richer Poorer socks was anywhere from $12-20 a pair, so the price of a Sockwork subscription at $20/month, makes this a great deal. On top of your drawer filling with socks, you can also know that your money is helping out a Veteran charity and offering a Soldier or Veteran the opportunity to lead a much fuller life.
 
Want It? Buy It!
Love socks? Subscribe now to receive the December Sockwork box. Your feet will thank you!
If you are a veteran charity interested in being sponsored, or if you are a business looking to donate to the charities Sockwork supports, please contact them at info@sockwork.com. You can also follow Sockwork on all of their social media outlets--Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or the Sockwork Blog.
 
 So many thanks to Mario and Tina for our Sockwork package, but also to all of our active Military and Veterans for your service and sacrifice.


2 comments:

  1. These look like some really lovely sock that I'd really like to have.

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  2. What an awesome project these 2 ladies have going. I am all for helping our Veterans. My Husband being a Viet Nam Veteran Himself. I love socks myself. The ones you received were so pretty. Well worth the Money. They were also Packaged with love & Care. Very Impressing Review. Thankyou for Sharing~

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