As you all know (or maybe not) we are currently donating $5 of every 3 pair purchase on our site to Food Lifeline here in Seattle. We want to take this moment to share with you a bit more about Food Lifeline and its mission.
In short Food Lifeline acts as a consolidator of food from all kinds of different sources. Farms, restaurants, retail….etc. They then distribute to more than 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Western Washington, providing the equivalent of 134,000 meals every day for hungry children, adults, and seniors. When the Covid-19 crisis started, this type of function took on a whole new meaning. You can read more about their direct response to Covid-19 here.
The current situation has caused a spike in food needs for the most at-risk communities. Food Lifeline’s solution to this problem is amazing. They have shifted their warehouse into building "emergency boxes”. The boxes weigh 22+ pounds and hold 2 bags of “shelf-stable” food. They can produce 100,000 boxes per week! Critical need, in an uncertain time.
Arvin Goods makes socks, they are special socks, but still, just socks. Selling socks during a crisis seems strange, our product is comfort-based, we try to do good anywhere we can with better materials, and minimizing our impact. 5 weeks ago when this started our goal was to maintain our business and put some money into positive use in the community. We are happy to have customers like you helping us contribute to an amazing organization like Food Lifeline.
Thank you, we appreciate you, and your time! Stay healthy! ✌️🅰️
A little bit of added info in case you want to dig some more. If you don’t need socks, don’t buy them. We are ok with that. If you are able, please donate directly to Food Lifeline here. Or, do some research in your local community to see what similar organizations need, money, or volunteers. Food Lifeline is a member of the national organization Feeding America, and you can find more localized information through their site here.
We don’t think “sustainability" should be so complicated. We’ve said it before…. this word has become overused to the point that it has lost its meaning in consumer goods...
This is such a strange time of uncertainty, and all of us are wondering when it will end, and what the new reality will be. We are here to tell you… who knows 🤷♂️…???
As a company we see this as an opportunity to directly communicate with you, and further share our mission to make responsible, clean products. We hope that everyone will come out of this situation with a new perspective of how we should all function as people, neighbors, and consumers.
This is the first time ever that the global economy has been completely stopped in it’s tracks. We have an opportunity to re-set, and make changes in industries that in the previous commercial environment would have taken years. Health, and wellness is important for people, but health and wellness of the planet is actually what sets the table for our personal health. Simple consumer choices for basic items, like socks or t shirts can have extreme impacts. To be clear, socks will not save the planet, but collective changes in consumer behaviors will have a profound effect over time.
We need to expect a new and improved product plans from the brands we buy from. Responsible manufacturing, and consuming has to become a way of life, it can’t just be a blip on the radar. As a company, socks are what we produce and sell, but more important we use this as a simple product to help educate our customers about the impact that can be made with just one small change. 2 socks saves more than 50 gallons of water…. Look around your closet and home, and think about what else you could buy differently.
Stay healthy, and thanks for visiting us! ✌️🅰️
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- ARVIN GOODS
✌️Stay home. Because right now being good means doing nothing at all. And if new socks are in order, pick any three socks and we’ll donate to Local and National Food Banks. Stay safe.