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Designer socks with a pop culture twist. Featuring classic video game characters and bold vibrant designs to make the ultimate socks.
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Creators Note: Just want to say a HUGE thank you to all the awesome backers who funded this project! If you missed out on this campaign, go to www.sockinvaders.com or message me for more info on how to get some. Your kind words and support on this project and the last have been overwhelming, so I really hope you enjoy the new designs. Until next time, take care and have fun. 

    Sock Invaders are back! With 5 new original designs and a few more available with stretch goals. Once again, we're making affordable designer socks with a pop culture twist. Blending traditional patterns and bold colours with characters and video game related designs.

   We're able to offer half price designer socks thanks purely to crowdfunding. We save on marketing, salaries and storage costs by simply designing, producing a video and shipping directly from the suppliers. The cost per pair is quite high for us compared to mass produced socks. But this still allows us to have high quality socks and fast shipping while keeping our costs low.

As well as these 5 designs, we hope to be able to make 5 alternative versions. The same basic design but in a different color variant. 

We also have up to 6 more classic designs to bring back from our last project, only updated and released in two sizes this time rather than just one. 

 Plus we have a few more original designs in the works. We'll release more info on stretch goals if we reach our funding goal.   

All of our sock designs are now available in two sizes. Hopefully the added choice means we have even happier backers this time around. The smaller size can fit children as young as 9 or 10. Our large size should cover the vast majority of men's feet. 


   We are two best friends working on this who first met at age 11 at secondary school and have been good friends ever since. Jonathan has been working on socks for about 6 years now, starting out with a kids character socks brand. He also teaches kids English in Asia and is a bit of a hardcore gamer and some would say the main driving force behind Sock Invaders. Andre lives in London and joined the project in 2017, helping to get Sock Invaders off the ground. He still pretty much only plays Fifa and Call of Duty, but we're working on changing that!

Risks and challenges

We learned the hard way on the last project, that even with a lot of planning, the unexpected can still occur. The design, production and fulfilment stages all had too much time wasted. So we've undertaken the following changes:

All designs have been finished ahead of time, including stretch goal designs.

The factory have agreed to start production right away with just a small deposit this time, saving many weeks of waiting for funds to clear

And we now have a fulfilment company that we trust and are currently using. Though more expensive, the service is excellent and we have no doubts about their capabilities.

With all of these improvements, we expect a relatively hassle free process this time around.

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