San Francisco, CA – April 9-10 – RocknSocks wants your ‘gently worn’ shoes that you don’t wear so much these days. RocknSocks will provide two pairs of socks to accompany any shoe donation. Donating gently worn shoes at the RocknSocks booth will earn you a 20% discount on your purchase at the festival.
RocknSocks are knit in the U.S.A. using a regenerated cotton blend that conserves land, energy, and water, by using recycled materials. Colorful stripes and unique patterns adorn our over the knee, knee high, crew and ankle styles in two sizes. RocknSocks are a great gift item for women or men. RocknSocks yarns are certified by Oeko-Tex 100 and Made in Green, meaning they guaranteed to be free of harmful chemicals and are manufactured under strict social standards.
RocknSocks will be exhibiting in Booth # 109 in the Eco-Fashion Section at San Francisco Green Festival. A project of Green America and Global Exchange, two leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to environmental and social justice for more than 27 years, Green Festival inspires and promotes the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, communities and businesses. Festivities include presentations by more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and visionaries, informative how-to workshops, cutting-edge films, enriching kid’s activities, organic beer and wine, delicious organic vegan and vegetarian cuisine, diverse live music and an amazing marketplace of more than 300 green local and national businesses and organizations.
Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters through its “11 IN 11″ campaign. The shoe charity gives away one pair of shoes to a person in need every 7 seconds. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 12 million pairs of shoes because of the generosity and commitment of people and organizations like RocknSocks and Green Festival.
“With the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Chile, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time,” said Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
For every pair of shoes RocknSocks collects at the SF Green Festival, they will donate two pairs of socks to go with them to Japain, Haiti, Chile and other areas of the world in which Soles4Souls distributes shoes.
RocknSocks are knit in the U.S.A. using a regenerated cotton blend that conserves land, energy, and water, by using recycled materials. Colorfulstripes and unique patterns adorn our over the knee, knee high, crew and ankle styles in two sizes. RocknSocks are a great gift item for women or men. More information at www.rocknsocks.com.
About Green Festival
A project of Green America and Global Exchange, two leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to environmental and social justice for more than 27 years, Green Festival inspires and promotes the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, communities and businesses. Green Festival’s interactive marketplace and learning environment provides solutions to help make healthier lives – socially, economically and environmentally.
About Soles4Souls® & Clothes4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects, recycles and reuses shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and closets from individuals. We distribute usable shoes to people in need around the world (we recycle less than 2% of donated footwear). Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers, and retailers. Those who graciously give (rather than destroy) unused inventory are assured their donations are distributed to people around the world living in desperate need. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org <http://www.giveshoes.org> or www.clothes4souls.org <http://www.clothes4souls.org> for more information.
For more information please contact:
Elizabeth Kirk, Soles4Souls, 615-391-5723, firstname.lastname@example.org
Misty Reilly, rocknsocks.com (415)385-7884, email@example.com