PHILOSOCKPHY is a fashion socks company with the mission of bringing versatile designs for everyday wear at the most affordable prices while making a positive impact in the sustainability of our environment and well-being of our community.
Not an easy job to combine all three elements of our mission in one product. But somehow through dedication, hard work and a lot of help from Lady Luck, that is exactly what we have done.
When the first designs were presented in Canada, the reactions were overwhelmingly positive. Backed up by strong online sales and a passion for beautiful quality products, our socks adventure began. After periods of test-wear and evaluation, we engineered our socks with an optimum blend of 80% combed cotton, 15% nylon and 5% elastane. We are confident that these socks will provide you with all day comfort and happiness.
When we embarked on our socks journey, one of our many aims was to create a product that would give back to our community. Feeling humbled and blessed by such a good start, we were able to fulfill one of our many other aims, which is to make a positive impact in our community. This commitment has been engraved in our DNA ever since. We fell in love with Brands For Canada and Philadelphia's People's Emergency Center. We knew that there would be no better way to support these two organizations than by giving back in socks, an item that is so essential but often times overlooked as donation goods. When you wear a pair of Philosockphy, you are wearing the love we all have for our community and taking part in giving back!
How did you get the idea for your business and when did you get started?
Johnny, one of the founders of PHILOSOCKPHY, is a serial entrepreneur wanting to create a company that would make people look good and do good for their community. After thinking long and hard he figured out how he could provide value to a business. Unfortunately for him being fashion savvy was not one of his strength.
He partnered with his fashion creative counterpart, Ariel, and together they came up with the idea of designing and selling socks. They noticed that even though there was a demand for colorful socks, the quality and selection in the market was not very high. Therefore, PHILOSOCKPHY was officially created in December 2015.
Alexandra, is the magic that makes PHILOSOCKPHY run smoothly. She takes care of the day to day tasks and makes sure that all the orders are sent out on time, the marketing is up to Johnny's standards and everything in between. If it wasn't for Alexandra, Johnny "would be lost"
What happened since the start?
It took months of hard work involving talented designers and creative people to produce the first collection of PHILOSOCKPHY. We interviewed and carefully selected the most adequate supplier. We looked for different criteria when we made the selection. Fair working conditions and sustainability being among the highest priorities.
The result of this selection process was to have the design, quality assurance, logistics and distribution done in Canada. Development located in Turkey and China.
How do you get ideas for new products? Please describe the creative working process of PHILOSOCKPHY briefly.
Being Canadian, we admire diversity and appreciate individuality. In our creative design process, we strive to feature versatility and allow expression of individuality through the integration of different colors and patterns.
What do you love about your job? What gives a special pleasure to you in your work?
Knowing that we are creating a product that people love to wear and at the same time doing something positive for our community.
Who or what inspires you?
Our inspiration sources are various: travelling, nature, diverse cultures and most of all daily family life.
How do you see the future for PHILOSOCKPHY? And the future of your products?
We have more exciting ideas. We are currently working on developing new designs. We are thrilled to introduce them soon.
More long term, we are working on establishing a scholarship in our alma mater on entrepreneurship.
So the future is bright but busy, and we wouldn’t have it otherwise.
What was the most exciting experience having your own brand / company?
The brand has been selling itself. Right from the beginning, without any special sales or promotion activities. And now we are also receiving orders from stores in the U.S.
Our socks, unsolicited, have received a lot of attention. Magazines and bloggers contact us and are interested to know more about the brand.