The Goodwill Socks Project
We are approaching summer, but winter is coming to Brazil. Even the winter not been as tough as the one we have here, many people in precarious situations or homeless, can’t shelter themselves from the cold days. On the other hand, I get happy when I discover beautiful projects that work for the benefit of others and helping the environment too.
Have you ever wondered what to do when your socks gets old? They end up going to the trash, right? Because we always think we can’t donate them to someone else, right? Well, wrong! And that’s where Meias do Bem (Goodwill Socks) project comes in. It’s an initiative by Brazilian brand called Puket to collect used socks and transform them.
The campaign was born 4 years ago and has already recycled more than 600 thousand pairs. The material is converted into blankets and socks, and distributed to people in need. On this journey, more than 15 thousand blankets and 15 thousand pairs of socks have already been delivered.
They receive only cotton ones, as the process of making blankets is better with this material. In addition, recycling cotton consumes less water than producing a new product with new material. With this said, they have already saved 45 million liters of water in the past 4 years.
Unfortunately, I found the video only in Portuguese. However, you can still see how the Goodwill Socks project works!
On their website you can find more information about it in portuguese and you can also get to know all the institutions that have already benefited.
For now they only receive the donations in Brazil, but you can always help by sharing the project around! Spread the word, specially if you have friend living there. Tell them what their old socks can do to thousands of people! Let’s make the difference in someone’s live!
With so little, we can do a lot!
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!