Before we stop sucking on our granadilla lollies and head back to the office, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate all the good that came out of 2016 and to thank you for all your support and general bad-ass style. 2016 was a cracker of a year for us – let’s celebrate these highlights.
1 delivery vehicle
…added to our ranks. Toot toot when you see us drive by.
2 new staff joined our Sexy Socks team
… a bigger team means more socks, better service, a whole lot more fun in the office and a bit less work for Dave’s mum! (Thank you, Mrs Hutchison!).
6000 pairs of school socks given to children in need
… with thanks to your incredible support, we gave 6000 pairs of school socks to kids who need them the most.
10,000 pairs of school socks ready and waiting
…. and we are well on our way towards our goal of giving away 10,000 more socks to more kids who need them. Watch this space.
7 pairs of socks designed especially for cycling
… just what you need to power through the pedals. Give them an eyeball.
20 new designs added to our bamboo range
… super soft and sexy…. so many new designs were added to our range. Have you seen them all?
60 stores across South Africa
… now stock Sexy Socks. Cape Town, Jo’burg, Plett, Pretoria, Durban, Knysna, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Robertson, Worcester, George, PE and even Milan! Go and give them a feel in the real world or take our word for it and buy them online.
1 trip of a lifetime
… In July 2016 we were flown to Washington DC to present at the World Bank HQ on social entrepreneurship, Sexy Socks and South Africa. Epic.
Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts. Onwards.
Guys. It’s that time. The time where you start running about in sheer panic looking for the perfect gift… or any gift really to stash under the tree. And the problem? At this time of the year, we’ve been so bombarded with ‘buy this, buy that’ advertising, we can’t see the wood from the trees and well, just as there is a thing called writers block, there is also a thing called gifting block. To help you out, here’s our Christmas list.
1. Nike Roche
OK so we’ve gone big with the first one here (and yes, fair enough, probably out of all of our budgets) but we can but dream…. and hope someone, somewhere is reading this with a credit card burning a hole in their pocket. Nike Roche…. you thing of splendour.
3. Time with the Shoe Shine Man
Know someone who loves their Sexy Socks and fancy shoes? Treat them from the left field with a visit to the Shoe Shine Man. Read all about Andrew here and support this great cause.
4. A market date
Some things are worth more than their weight in gold. Time is one. Perhaps you ought to have phoned your Gran more this year. Perhaps you’ve got a best mate who needs a little more TLC…. make a date in their diary and take them to a local market like the Oranjezicht City Farm Market market on a Saturday morning. Browse and perhaps pick up a pair of Sexy Socks on your way out. Hey Presto.
5. Sexy Mountain Bike Socks
Our new range of cycling socks (of course). Designed especially for the road or the mountain, these are the socks that will help you, or your cycling mad friend, power through the pedals. Oh and for every pair sold, we give a pair of socks to a child in need.
Be safe out there in that crazy consumer jungle, friends. Have fun.
If you’re here you’ve probably heard the good news. We’re stoked to announce that Sexy Socks has launched a brand new range of cycling socks and they’re available online or in-store, ready to help you breeze up those hills or motor to the finish line. Designed with the sport, your performance and of course, style, in mind, here are the five reasons they are going to give you the edge this summer.
1. The breath-ability factor
It’s taken time and development to get the design of our cycling socks spot on but we think we’ve got it. Over the top of the feet you will find a mesh – this is all for the breath-ability factor. Less of the clammy feet, more of the cool, calm and cruising.
2. The extra support
As anyone with a fierce love of the bike will tell you, road cycling and mountain biking are two different beasts. And so it is with our cycling socks. Our mountain biking socks are kitted out with a toweling under-layer and a double cuff for the support required to master the uphills and single track.
3. The speed machine
For those who want speed and dream about hitting the road, our road-cycling socks are super thin (no toweling required) and designed to help you power through every turn of the cog.
4. The style
If you’ve been on this Sexy Socks journey with us for a while, you will know that style is important to us and why should it be any different when you are on your bike? Pick a statement pair, or choose a design or two that go with your favourite kit, and you’re bound to stand out from that Suikerbossie crowd.
5. Warm toes all round
Sexy Socks is not just any sock company. For every pair of socks we sell, a pair is given to a child in need. And our cycling socks range is no different. Sock up, and someone, somewhere, will be able to concentrate at school or run and play in the playground without blisters.
Climb those mountains, breeze up those hills, sprint to the finish…. but make sure you’re doing it in Sexy Socks style.
Wedding bells are beginning to ring loud and clear as we head at pace into wedding season and so it’s time, without further ado, to sock up. Whether you are the man in the spotlight, one of the best men or just a guest looking for a glass of champers or two, the single lady and a good time, we can all do better than chinos and a tie. Here are our pick of socks to step out in this wedding season.
1. De Stijl
If you’re the man of the moment, pop on a pair of our bamboo Sexy Stijl and you’ll just need to make sure the photographer doesn’t focus a little too much on your toes. Yes, they’re abstract, they’re bold but goodness, you are certainly going to stand out from the crowd.
2. Cyan and Magenta
OK so the pendulum swung drastically away from pink for a while there but we’re here to tell you it’s back in a big bad way. Expect to see plenty of bridesmaids head to toe in the stuff so you might as well join them. Besides, these Sexy Socks are not pink, they’re magenta.
More of a subtle kind of guy and not ready to venture too far away from the chinos? Fear not. The Sexy Dappers are here. Subtle, go-with-everything and yet with the quirk you need to get you busting out those moves on the dance floor later.
4. Pink and Purple
Wear these Pink and Purple guys if you mean business this wedding season. Last guy still standing? These are catch-the-bouquet kind of socks. Oh yes. You’ll be next.
5. The Devils
If it’s your wedding, make it memorable with little touches like a kiff pair of socks for you and your best men (these Sexy Devils may well work nicely). Every single time you open the drawer to put those guys back on, the best of the best memories will come flooding back and that can only be a good thing.
And if you still haven’t found what you are looking for…. you can always take a look here and choose the pair that suits your colour scheme, style and general flair for life!