The ONE Campus Challenge is a college competition designed to mobilize students, faculty and alumni in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
ONE Conscious Step at a Time
ONE Campus knows that as college students, you’re looking for ways to express yourselves on behalf of the causes and issues you’re passionate about. We’re excited to introduce you to Conscious Step, an organization that is working on issues of hunger, education, water, and HIV–through socks. This is the first of three blog posts we’ll be publishing about this awesome company. The first piece was written by Conscious Step Founder and CEO Prashant Mehta.
Every one of us has an ideal: a perfect world, a perfect life—an aspiration for a better tomorrow. Though our attitudes are positive, and our choices are caring—we’re limited to what we have control over. Here at Conscious Step, we strive to build a community through sustainable beliefs and honest collaborations, while simultaneously spreading knowledge for a better tomorrow and a fresher wardrobe. We aspire to work together to improve the lives of those less fortunate – not just by supporting the causes we deem as important, but also through our dedication to transparent ethical production.
Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda (a.k.a. the Global Goals!), our socks are tied to a specific project with some of the world’s most prestigious charitable organizations. As an example, your socks for education do more than just provide a casual donation; they support world literacy by giving schoolbooks through our amazing partner, Room to Read. Now you can learn and spread awareness for Mother Earth’s most serious problems—with style and comfort.
Each of our socks are made from the highest quality (168 needle) organic cotton in Fair Trade conditions; each pair supports the livelihoods of men and women working for their own hopes and dreams. From the organic cotton farms to the tips of your toes, each step of the supply chain makes for a better tomorrow and offers a comfortable reminder that every decision we make can have a cyclical effect on the world around us.
Every small choice we make has an impact on something or someone, and can influence our tomorrow— for better or worse. We are here to inspire and glorify those who continue to lead by example— organizations and people doing small things that continue to add up to big changes in our world. It’s our vision to create a world where the combined actions of many people change the world for the better. We call it taking a Conscious Step.