Celebrated artist Stanley Chow and sock supremos Stand4Socks have joined forces with Big Issue North to design a series of limited-edition charity socks to keep people warm from heart to toe this winter. All profits from sales of the socks will be donated to the charity, helping people experiencing poverty to sell The Big Issue magazine, earn an income and change their lives.
The socks, which retail at £12.99 each or £29.99 for all three designs, feature Chow’s trademark takes on a Big Issue North vendor and on Santa Claus himself. Chow, best known for his vector illustrations of famous faces from the worlds of music, television, film and sport, has previously worked with The White Stripes and The New York Times, as well as providing artwork for Manchester Unity and the Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Commenting on the collaboration, Chow said: “I got the chance to design the pair of socks I’ve always wanted to wear and selling them will help raise money for a charity that I wholeheartedly support… what’s not to like about that?!”
Josh Turner, founder of Stand4Socks, added: “Personally, this is my favourite collaboration we’ve been involved with this year. To be able to support the work that Big Issue North do to support people experiencing poverty to earn an income is fantastic. Combining that with our socks, if you’ll excuse the pun, makes the perfect pair.”
Roli Barker, director of Big Issue North, said: “We believe that everyone has the right to work their way out of poverty and deserves to be helped along the way. These amazing socks can set someone on that path to changing their lives.”
When people buy a pair of the limited-edition socks, they can be assured that their purchase will benefit those in need in multiple ways. Not only do the socks offer comfort and warmth, but for every pair sold, a durable, thick, antibacterial pair of socks are donated to a person experiencing homelessness on the buyer’s behalf.
On Thursday 9 November, 2023, Big Issue North, Stanley Chow and sock specialists Stand4Socks launched a series of limited-edition charity socks. All profits from the sales of the high-quality combed cotton socks will go to the charity, helping people experiencing poverty to sell The Big Issue magazine. Not only this, but for every pair bought, a durable, thick, antibacterial pair of socks are donated to a person experiencing homelessness. The socks, which come in three designs, were created by Chow and retail at £12.99 each or £29.99 for all three.