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TEDDY LOCKS : SOCKS TO LOWER YOUR FOOTPRINT (SHAPESHIFT)

Our socks are Trash! Sustainable socks, made ethically in the USA from waste. Luxuriously soft, long lasting & better for the planet.

TEDDY LOCKS : SOCKS TO LOWER YOUR FOOTPRINT (SHAPESHIFT)

Our socks are Trash! Sustainable socks, made ethically in the USA from waste. Luxuriously soft, long lasting & better for the planet.

$6,512
pledged of $12,500pledged of $12,500 goal
110
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 31 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 Globally, we’re producing a staggering 1.3 billion tons of landfill waste annually. 

While the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is also being dumped into our oceans every minute.

In fact, more than 90% of the plastic ever produced has not been recycled

 BUT...

At Teddy Locks we are doing something about it.

We are recycling and repurposing these valuable materials

and making luxury socks from used plastic bottles and manufacturing waste. 


Thanks to a year of extensive research and development we are giving new life to litter - and knitting socks that directly reduce landfill and ocean pollution. 

But there's more - our sustainable yarns have also been engineered to use less fossil fuel, less water and create fewer emissions in production.

But our socks aren't just great for the planet ...

Right now, socks are the most frequently replaced item in our wardrobes.

Because every hole or sock lost to the washer, means another gets tossed in the trash.

But not anymore -

Because at Teddy Locks we have reinforced the heel and toe pockets for increased durability and...

 *most importantly 

created our socks as collections - not pairs

 This means there are no lone soles, or endless searches for matching socks.

Instead, with Teddy Locks, there's another coordinating sock waiting in your drawer!

In fact, our socks last 50% longer than conventional pairs.

That's less landfill for the planet and more time for your #sockgame.


 Our dark blue Dynasty Set fits shoe sizes US 8 - 13. 

The full 5 piece set includes: 

Dodo, Opossum, Sloth, Octopus and Shark designs.  

Our dark purple Kingdom Set fits shoe sizes US 5 - 10. 

The full 5 piece set includes: 

Dodo, Opossum, Sloth, Octopus and Shark designs.   

 Our dark grey Odyssey Set fits shoe sizes US 8 - 13. 

The full 5 piece set includes: 

Pirateship, Starfish, Rocket, Bee and Hot Air Balloon designs. 

 Our light purple Crusade Set fits shoe size US 5 - 10

The full 5 piece set includes:

Pirateship, Starfish, Rocket, Bee and Hot Air Balloon designs. 

We've consciously curated each element of our production process and made our socks truly sustainable by design. 

We collect used plastic bottles from the East Coast, including NYC, DC, Charlotte and beyond, and transform them in to new fibers, that are blended and spun with recycled nylon and eco-friendly Tencel in North Carolina.

Our specialised yarns are then dyed and knit in to our Teddy Locks socks just down the road, by local, family run businesses, also in North Carolina.

Meaning that from Fiber to Finishing our socks move just 250miles. 

By working directly, and personally, with our entire supply chain, we can ensure higher ethical and environmental standards and deliver the highest quality product. 

Which is good for US manufacturing but also great for lowering our impact.

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But we didn't just design our socks to be sustainable - we designed them to be the most loved socks in your drawer, and made comfort a priority.

All of our socks boast:

  •  Stay-Up Tops - so that your socks don't slip
  •  Reinforced Toe and Heel Pockets - for longer lasting socks
  •  Invisible Toe Seams - to avoid discomfort and prevent blisters

While our dress socks also include:

  •  Arch Support - to reduce foot fatigue

Our highly engineered yarns are also high performing. 

They are:

  •  Moisture-wicking - for dry and comfortable feet
  •  Quick-drying -  no need to put Teddy Locks socks in the dryer
  •  Thermo-regulating - cool feet in the summer, warm toes in winter
  •  Antibacterial - for lasting freshness
  •  Shrink- and Wrinkle- Resistant - for lasting style
  •  Colorfast - patterns that won't fade
  •  High Recovery - with stretch and strength combined
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For ALL backers:
       To ensure that we can deliver to our backers in the domestic USA in time for the December holidays we've already scheduled our slot for production with our manufacturer. 

As soon as our goal is met, we will directly message all of our backers to obtain the information we need to ship out the products - color, set and size preferences. 

We can not guarantee that your socks will be shipped before December 21st if we do not receive your survey before November 7th.

All orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All information we request will be kept private. 

We will not personally request any credit card information. 

For Backers OUTSIDE THE US:
       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 we cannot legally mark our orders as gifts.

We will ship all international orders to the same schedule as domestic USA orders. We will make every effort to make sure they arrive in time for the holidays but depending on country this may not be guaranteed. 

General Shipping Policy
       If our shipping carriers attempt to deliver your package and the package is undelivered due to an incorrect or changed address, it will be the responsibility of the backer to cover any redelivery fees.

Return/Exchange Policy
       We love our socks, and we know that you (and the planet) will love them too. 

However, if you're not 100% satisfied with the product within 30 days, simply send them back and we'll refund you.

Backer's are responsible for return shipping fees.

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Risks and challenges

We have spent a year meticulously planning, developing and managing our product and supply chain.
We’ve tested all SEVEN of the yarns that go in to our socks, for durability, longevity and performance. We’ve matched our colors and finished them for fastness. We’ve finessed our samples and built programs to ensure seamless continuity and quality.
Thanks to the relationships we’ve built and the preparations we’ve made we can ensure that our products will deliver on time and to our exacting specifications.
With any high production run there are risks out of our control (like equipment failure, sickness, and delivery delays) but we have taken every precaution possible to ensure a successful and fulfilling campaign.
In addition to our production planning; our delivery and distribution channels are in place to ensure a smooth and seamless delivery process.
Our Promise: Whether the campaign reaches its target or not, we will stay in touch with all of our supporters and bidders. In line with our company values, we will remain transparent and send regular updates of the product status.
Once the campaign is complete you will receive a survey from us to obtain your order and delivery details. This is your opportunity to share with us your delivery address, sizing and sock choices.
We value our backer community along with the incredible support shown to us throughout our launch! We take communication and transparency very seriously, and we promise to keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process.

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    Includes Dodo, Shark, Sloth, Octopus and Opossum designs.

    Available in two sizes (you'll choose later):
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    M-L 8-13 US Navy

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    • 1 Bee sock
    • 1 Rocket sock
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    We will perfectly match your socks so that you can give out 20 pairs of socks to the people you care about.

    Choose from any of the Crew or Dress socks in either size.
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    Available in 2 sizes (you'll choose later):
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    Available in two sizes (you'll choose later):
    S-M 5-10 US Dark Purple
    M-L 8-13 US Navy

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    5 Dress socks include:
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    5 Crew socks include
    1 starfish sock, 1 ship sock, 1 rocket sock, 1 balloon sock, 1 bee sock

    FREE shipping within domestic USA
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    Available in 2 sizes (you'll choose later)
    S-M 5-10 US
    M-L 8-13 US

    Includes:
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    • 1 Rocket sock
    • 1 Starfish sock
    • 1 Ship sock
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    Set combinations can be selected after the campaign has ended.

    Package will include 20 individual socks.
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    We will send you 20 PAIRS (40 individual socks, perfectly matched).

    We will perfectly match your socks so that you can give out 20 pairs of socks to the people you care about.

    Choose from any of the Crew or Dress socks in either size.
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