On June 1, 2020, in response to the horrific events that took place on May 23rd, we launched a not-for-profit initiative, taking PRE-ORDERS of our Original Black and White CRYING HEART Sock. The plan was to sell as many socks as we could muster for 5 days, with all proceeds after production costs and shipping donated to Community Bail Relief Funds and BLM aligned organizations throughout Canada and the US of A. To our amazement... by June 5th, lovely people from all over the world had stepped up and purchased in excess of 1,500 pairs of socks, helping us donate over $15,000 CAD to BLM aligned organizations.
APRIL 22, 2021 UPDATE
On April 20th, the world took a collective sigh of relief and a collective step in the right direction, when Derek Chauvin was found guilty by a jury of his peers of 2nd and 3rd degree murder, as well as second degree manslaughter. Though Justice can never be fully served for George and the Floyd family, accountability can at the very least start to bring healing.
It's feared support for BLM aligned organizations might wain now that there's a lil' bit of closure on such a high profile case, despite the fact the fight for justice continues, and the movement's need for support is greater than ever.
Sounds like it's about time for a RE-RELEASE...
JULY 28, 2021 UPDATE
In light of the recent events here in British Columbia and throughout Canada, we'll be donating all future profits from the sale of these socks to the INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS SOCIETY.
Our CRYING HEART (penned by our good friend, and frequent collaborator Matthew Houston) is present on the outside & inside of each sock shaft.
Our original production run included a unique serial number in honor of the day the world sat up and took notice to the plight of Black Americans living in a racially unjust militarized police state - "05-25-20-BLM". For this limited re-release, we've updated the serial number to "04-20-21-BLM" in celebration of the day the justice system... got one right.
White with black heel, toe, and two half inch stripes across each cuff.
Pima Cotton Blend. Athletic Rib. Padded underfoot.
Men's Standard - 9 US Men's - 13 US Men's
Women's Standard - 6 US Women's - 10 US Women's
Designed up here in East Vancouver, BC, Canada and 'crafted just down the coast, in Southern Californa, USA
All profits (proceeds after production, fulfillment and shipping costs) will be donated in full to BLM aligned organizations. Receipts will be provided.
This PRESALE will run from April 22nd to April 30th, 2021. On May 1st we'll place our order with our SoCal production partner, and all socks will be shipped/ available for pickup no later than June 1, 2021.