Ready for sadness? Recent reports show that we've lost over 60% of the world's wildlife in just the last 50 years. :( :( :(
FORTUNATELY, there are thousands of wildlife biologists all over the world learning about different problems facing wildlife, and they're doing their best to come up with solutions for those problems. This type of research is expensive and there's currently just not enough money going into it! Contributions from Socks for Animals sales will go directly to wildlife biologists that are working in the field, and that money can go a long way towards helping the animals that we all love!
The best part is that we're going to be completely transparent about how the money was used so that you can see the difference you're actually making.
Polar bears are well-known for being the big white bear. Newborn cubs come out of their winter den sparkling white, and while they do their best to clean their fur to preserve the arctic camouflage, over time it's just gonna get more yellow. WHY? Well, the hairs that make up their fur are actually translucent rather than white, so throughout their lives, dirt and other materials will build up on those clear hairs and make them look yellow. On our socks, we made our mom bears yellow and our baby bears white to remind you of this cool/gross fact! But don't worry, the yellow in the socks was not created by a build up of dirt! Our socks are super clean.
Polar bears completely depend on sea ice to hunt seals—one of the few animals fat enough to keep a polar bear alive. Without ice to hunt, polar bears starve. Scientists are trying to learn everything they can to help! Socks for Animals donations will contribute to their efforts, and will be specifically going toward a population of polar bears in Northern Alaska that have already seen a big drop in population size.
Oh hi, indeed! We're excited to meet you, but since you asked about us... Our team of four includes a wildlife biologist, a designer, a savvy business planner, and a writer. As you can imagine, we have varying backgrounds and talents (and tbh, varying likabilities), but we all have one thing in common: we LOVE animals and the earth!
We got together to try to answer one simple question: How can we create more awareness around wildlife and nature in a way that's fun? It turns out, we also had one more thing in common: socks! We think this sock subscription idea is pretty great, and we're super excited that others get to contribute and get excited about wildlife and the nature with us!
Risks and challenges
We value our backer community along with the incredible support you've shown us throughout our launch! We take communication and transparency very seriously, and we promise to keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process. The following are a few things we want to make very clear up front!
For Super Early Bird/Early Bird Backers IN THE US:
To ensure that we can deliver to our super early bird backers by December 25th, we've already pre-ordered thousands of socks from our manufacturer. As soon as our goal is met, but before our campaign ends, we will be directly messaging all super early bird tiers for information allowing us to ship our product ASAP. All information we request will be kept private. We will not be requesting any credit card information. All orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We can no longer guarantee that you'll get your socks before Christmas if you don't respond to our survey before December 10th.
For Super Early Bird/Early Bird Backers OUTSIDE THE US:
All of our products will be shipping out of Salt Lake City, Utah in the US. Due to possible customs delays, we can only guarantee our product ships no later than December 12th, and cannot promise that you'll get your product before December 25th. To get your product to you ASAP, as soon as our goal is met, but before our campaign ends, we will be directly messaging all super early bird tiers for information allowing us to ship our product. All information we request will be kept private. We will not be requesting any credit card information. All orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. After our campaign ends, we will be sending out a survey for additional information. If we do not get a response before December 12th, then we can no longer guarantee that our product will ship before that date. **DM us on Facebook if you're interested in an earlier shipping date. We can accommodate if we have enough orders.**
International backers will be responsible for any import duties, VAT, GST or other country taxes. Depending on the country you're in, you may incur these additional fees.
For international backers required to pay customs fees, your local customs authorities will reach out to you for payment. If you're curious about what fees you might incur, try out this link: https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
Please be aware that our company cannot legally mark our orders as gifts.
General Shipping Policy
If our shipping carriers attempt to deliver your package and you don't receive it because the address was incorrect or you moved without letting us know, it will be the buyer's responsibility to pay the shipping fee to reship the order.
If the size you receive doesn't fit, we are happy to exchange it with one that does within 30 days.
We love our socks, and we know you'll love them too. Additionally, the wildlife conservation research being done because of you warms our heart and yours! However, we offer a 30-day, no-risk return policy. If you're not 100% satisfied with the quality of the product within 30 days, simply send it back and we'll refund you. The customer is responsible for the return shipping charge.
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