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Merge4By Merge4
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Merge4By Merge4
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 6 2018 1:34 AM UTC +00:00

About

Inspiring Happiness One Pair at a Time!

Here at MERGE4 we believe Giving is Good - not just good for business but just good life practice. MERGE4 is strategic about its charitable giving. We support those that have the same the mission and values as we do. Contributing to our community promotes a positive work environment, helps support health, character building and independence to those less fortunate. 

Part of being a B-Corp is committing to doing good in the world.  One of our main ways of giving back is our work with a local Children's Hospital.

We give socks to kids who are at the hospital for extended care needs.  It's not fun being in the hospital, so we help brighten things up by regularly giving these kids some stylishly fun, comfortable socks and we want to give some more.  

Also, we brought some of our ambassadors like artist Jimbo Phillips up to the hospital to work on some art with the kids.  While hanging out and doing art with the kids, we had an idea - to create a couple sock styles from the kids' art of course with their approval.  

We've already developed these socks with amazing features like fortune cookie quotes which are positive quotes woven into the inside cuff of every pair of socks, technically advanced yarns for ultimate stretch and comfort fit, arch support that keeps socks in place and helps prevent slippage - even when wearing a larger size, hand linked toes for extra comfort, cult weave design to hold the graphics integrity while stretched, Y- heel pocket which improves fit and comfort and knit terry dual layer comfort combo that wicks moisture and creates padded sole for added comfort and fit.

Soooooooo......Here's where we need your help:  MERGE4 wants to double down and create two sock styles based on some of the kids' art - which is making them crazy happy. By helping us fund these two styles, it will also enable us to give socks to kids in the hospital for extended care needs - especially kids with a focus on transplant. We'll also be able to give more socks to the kids for their annual transplant camp, transplant picnic and transplant party. Transplant is near and dear to the founder and her family. Her family has experienced both the donor and recipient aspects of transplant and her family knows what it is like to be sitting there through dialysis while staring at your feet. Pepper some awesome socks into the mix and it might make that kids day a little brighter. 

We have the infrastructure in place to make it happen, but we're a lean-running start-up company, so we want to make sure we have funds in place for production to provide socks out there for a greater good and to get as much to the hospital as possible and most importantly put more smiles on kids faces! 

Once your "feets" get into MERGE4 socks they will thank you!

Risks and challenges

MERGE4 has minimized most risk factors by getting artwork approved by the hospital and patients. Schematics have been sent to the factory and samples have already been approved. The infrastructure is in place and the quality of the socks have been tested by top athletes in the action sports world. Plus they are really fricken comfortable. Risk factors are the Kickstarter crowd only wears sandals and/or an act of God sinks the ship and we have to reorder.

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    Early Bird Kids Art - Eyeballs Sock

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    I spy, a pair of eyes smiling at me, looking first to the left, and then to the right.
    Nothing but love a beautiful sight.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
    • Hand Linked Seamless Heel and Toe Closure
    • Athletic Ribbed
    • Self-Adjusting Welt Cuff
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    Early Bird Kids Art - Heart Sock

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    You may sneak a peek at this green heart of mine, so strong like a lion, so
    beautiful, so fine.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
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    I spy, a pair of eyes smiling at me, looking first to the left, and then to the right.
    Nothing but love a beautiful sight.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
    • Hand Linked Seamless Heel and Toe Closure
    • Athletic Ribbed
    • Self-Adjusting Welt Cuff
    • Reinforced Heel & Toe
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    • Awesome Y-Heel Pockets

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    Kids Art - Heart Sock

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    You may sneak a peek at this green heart of mine, so strong like a lion, so
    beautiful, so fine.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
    • Hand Linked Seamless Heel and Toe Closure
    • Athletic Ribbed
    • Self-Adjusting Welt Cuff
    • Reinforced Heel & Toe
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    • Awesome Y-Heel Pockets

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    Early Bird - Eyeball and Heart

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    I spy, a pair of eyes smiling at me, looking first to the left, and then to the right.
    Nothing but love a beautiful sight.

    You may sneak a peek at this green heart of mine, so strong like a lion, so
    beautiful, so fine.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
    • Hand Linked Seamless Heel and Toe Closure
    • Athletic Ribbed
    • Self-Adjusting Welt Cuff
    • Reinforced Heel & Toe
    • Elastic Arch Support
    • Awesome Y-Heel Pockets

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    Double Socks - Eyeball and Heart

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    I spy, a pair of eyes smiling at me, looking first to the left, and then to the right.
    Nothing but love a beautiful sight.

    You may sneak a peek at this green heart of mine, so strong like a lion, so
    beautiful, so fine.

    Quote: “The power of nature is part of the healing process”

    • Classic Crew
    • Combed Cotton
    • Terry Looped Foot, Heel and Toe for comfy plush cushion
    • Hand Linked Seamless Heel and Toe Closure
    • Athletic Ribbed
    • Self-Adjusting Welt Cuff
    • Reinforced Heel & Toe
    • Elastic Arch Support
    • Awesome Y-Heel Pockets

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    One Hundred Socks

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    Your Own Sock

    Work with our designer to get your own art, hangtag with you featured on it and quote that we approve on a sock design that will be featured on our website. Name the sock and the quote and get 100 pairs to give to your favorite people.

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