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Hello from Conscious Step! Every year, we welcome lots of new followers and customers to our site shopping for holiday gifts. And for the first time ever, we thought we’d take a second to reintroduce ourselves, what we do, and the amazing causes we support every day! Keep reading for answers to some of the most common questions about our brand:


How does Conscious Step work?

We partner with nonprofits, make fun stuff, and donate a portion of every sale to that products’ corresponding charity. That way, you’re making a difference with every step (get it?)! Our socks are designed to raise awareness, spark conversations, and inspire others to join the movement. Whether it's supporting education, animal welfare, social justice, or environmental conservation, each step you take wearing Conscious Step makes a tangible impact.


How much does Conscious Step give back?

We donate $1 for every pair sold (that also means $3 - $4 for gift boxes), $1 per candle, and $5 per sweatshirt sold to its respective nonprofit partner. That’s added up to a lot of change over time, with over $1.48M donated to our causes since we were founded! You can explore how our donations break down for each partner here on our Impact and Partners page.


Why $1?

We chose a $1 donation for our socks for a few reasons: it’s a more transparent figure than “a portion of profits” and it’s something we can build right into the product’s price. That also means we can calculate the direct impact of every pair sold (like how many trees planted with Trees for the Future, books given with Room to Read, etc.).


How does Conscious Step choose their nonprofit partners?

When Conscious Step was founded, each partner was chosen specifically to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nowadays, we are opening our scope to nonprofits that are aligned with your interests so you can wear your support wherever you go. You can find a full list of our 17 partners here on our Impact and Partners page.


Is Conscious Step eco-friendly?

Short answer: yes! We have really high standards for our materials and manufacturing when it comes to our products. We use high-quality materials with low environmental impact, like organic cotton and recycled polyester, that still ensure that our socks will hold their shape and keep you comfortable for their entire lifespan. Plus, they’re Fairtrade-certified, GOTS organic certified, and Vegan certified, so you know that every step of the process is as people, planet, and animal-friendly as possible. Our sweatshirts are made of 100% organic cotton, which takes a lot less water and pesticides to grow than traditional cotton. And lastly, our candles are handmade in the United States (lower carbon emissions) from locally harvested beeswax, coconut oil, and phthalate-free fragrance for a clean burn. You can learn more about our sustainability efforts here on our Sustainability page.


Where can I buy Conscious Step socks?

If you're ready to make a difference with every step, come explore our collection of socks for a cause! The easiest place to find our socks is here on our official site, but you can also find us in shops across the United States like REI, Kohl’s, Ten Thousand Villages, or your local mom and pop shop.  


Can I read some Conscious Step reviews? 

We’re proud to show off our 2,600+ 5-star reviews! You can find a complete list of our product and site reviews here on our website, or broken down by product on each product page.


Does Conscious Step do wholesale?

Yes! If you’re interested in adding Conscious Step socks to your store, you can apply for a wholesale account here on our website. 


Does Conscious Step do corporate gifting?

Absolutely! We’d love to be a part of your organization’s celebrations. Get in touch with us about your businesses’ needs by filling out our corporate gifting form.


Have a question you didn’t see answered above? Here is a full list of our FAQs! And if you still don’t find the information you’re looking for, say hi at and we’ll get back to you!

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