Due to our stringent quality control process, only the highest quality pairs of socks are sold – any pair that has a cosmetic defect; the wrong colour yarn in the wrong section for example – is put aside for donation.
As some of you might know, Peper Harow annually donates socks with cosmetic defects to the Brighton YMCA to support the homeless, not only to help during Winter, but also for an initiative in which Brighton YMCA helps the homeless with job interviews, and yes, dressing the part for the interviews.
This year, through the help of many Peper Harow fans, we managed to donate over 500 pairs of quality socks for the needy this Winter and beyond!
Stringent Quality Control
What makes our quality control so stringent? Every pair of our quality socks is checked by hand to make sure there are no loose threads, incorrect yarn colour, and to make sure they’re the correct size. All our socks are run, individually, through a metal detector for an added measure of safety.
What does this have to do with donations?
While donating any items is greatly appreciated, donating good quality items – socks in our case - ensures that those in need won’t have to replace them for a long time, reducing the cost, and more importantly, the stress involved in replacing damaged or worn clothing.
In these uncertain times, not everyone is fortunate enough to have a job, regardless of the circumstance, and we have a responsibility to support our local community one way or another. By donating these quality socks, not only do we help those in need - with the bonus of socks that last a very long time - we also drastically reduce our waste.
If you would also like to donate to the Brighton YMCA, be it time, money, or goods, you can contact them via their website here.