Pull your socks up for Fairtrade!


In the spirit of Lent, the online sock retailer SockShop is doubling its support to CAFOD by donating 20% of sales made on its website during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Find out more about Fairtrade

This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23 February to 08 March, and will see SockShop celebrate our ongoing partnership by generously increasing its usual donation of 10% of all online sales to 20%. Just make sure you enter the special code ‘CAFOD’ at the checkout!

Find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight

SockShop sells a full range of products to suit all ages and tastes – including a special fruity Fairtrade cotton CAFOD sock designed by 11 year-old Elliot Heald. Elliot won our 2014 nationwide ‘Find Your Fair Trade Feet’ competition – entered by more than 6,000 budding young designers – and saw his sock go into production.

Buy our fruity Fairtrade socks

Alok Ruia, SockShop’s Managing Director, said:

“As a long-standing supporter of CAFOD, I have always been inspired by the vital work they do in the world’s poorest communities, so I am delighted SockShop is one of the agency’s corporate partners. We’re especially delighted to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight by doubling our donation on items bought – including the CAFOD Fairtrade cotton socks – from 10% to 20% for these two weeks.”

Buy SockShop socks and donate to CAFOD in the process

Anna Cronin-Nowakowska, our Corporate Partnerships Manager, said:

“SockShop demonstrates a commitment to helping the world that we would love to see from all businesses. We are thrilled that they will be doubling their donation to us during Fairtrade Fortnight – a testament to their values of ethical business and reflective of the principles of Fairtrade.”

To take advantage of the CAFOD-SockShop partnership during Fairtrade Fortnight, visit sockshop.co.uk, enter the code ‘CAFOD’ into the gift voucher code box on the basket page, and click on the validate button.

To continue the theme of doubling, donate to our Lent appeal today, and the UK government will match what you give, £1 for £1. This applies to all donations made to our Lent appeal between 18 February and 17 May 2015. And if you set up direct debit, your first three months will be matched!

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