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For Rangers (Wildlife Limited Edition)

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Shop Osom Brand upcycled zero waste socks. The first ever sustainable socks made of up to 95% upcycled textiles from discarded clothing.

 

For Rangers (Wildlife Limited Edition)

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For Rangers (Wildlife Limited Edition)

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  • 95% HIGH QUALITY UPCYCLED YARNS - Mixed clothing 
  • ONE SIZE FITS ALL - Our size ranges between 7.5 and 12.5.
  • SAVE WATER - Our process is waterless 
  • ECO-FRIENDLY - by wearing Osom Brand you reduce textile waste, the second most polluted industry in the planet. 
  • COLOR - We do not use dyes, saving rivers from toxic waste. The color comes from the clothing we recycle.
  • ETHICALLY MANUFACTURED - Ethically made in Guatemala with attention to detail and design. 
  • MACHINE WASHABLE - Wash reversed for longer-lasting socks.

Osom Brand has partnered with Conservation International (CI) to donate 1000 pairs of upcycled socks in support of CI's elephant and wildlife conservation initiatives in the wildlife conservancies in central and northern Kenya. The socks will support "For Rangers" - a group raising money and providing equipment for wildlife rangers.

 

 

 

The most important part of protecting wildlife is “trusted boots on the ground”

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Osom Brand Partners with conservation International

Osom Brand partners with Conservation International

February 03, 2017

Osom Brand has partnered with Conservation International to donate 1000 pairs of upcycled socks to Conservation International in support of elephant and wildlife conservation initiatives in the Wildlife Conservancies in Central and Northern Kenya.

The Wildlife Ranger socks were thoughtfully designed to provide maximum comfort, support and protection to the wildlife rangers in every step — literally — they take on their journey to protect wildlife endangered by poaching and ivory trade in sub-Saharan Africa.  Being a ranger is a difficult task, these men operate in tough conditions and cover vast areas on foot each day. Suited for warm days, cold nights and tough terrain, these socks will support the mission of saving endangered wildlife.

 

 

Elephant, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo:

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

1000 pairs of FOR RANGERS socks

The socks donated through this partnership will support ‘For Rangers’ – a dedicated group of individuals who are raising money through competing in extreme sporting events for the welfare of rangers who risk their lives daily to protect Africa’s endangered species.

 

 

Osom Brand Wildlife Ranger Socks - Conservation International

 

 

Letter from Keith Roberts to Osom Brand

 

 

Despite increases in technology to aid the conservation of elephant and rhino, like drones and tracking chips, the most important part of protecting wildlife is “trusted boots on the ground” –men who are prepared and trained to work long hours monitoring and protecting elephant andrhino. These men operate in tough conditions and cover vast areas on foot each day. In order to do this, they need top-quality clothing that is suited to warm days, cold nights and tough terrain.

 

An elephant near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

Made from 95% premium recycled yarn, these sustainably-produced zero-waste socks will provide maximum comfort, support and protection to the wildlife rangers in every step on their journey to protect endangered wildlife affected by poaching and ivory trade in sub-Saharan Africa.

About Conservation International Conservation International (CI) has worked in sub-Saharan Africa since 1990 to protect nature.Across the region, CI is engaging African leaders, empowering local communities and helping to evaluate the true value of the region’s natural resources. People need nature to thrive, and nowhere is that more evident than in Africa. The last large source of arable land, minerals and fossil fuels, it is also one of the least-equipped to manage and protect its resources sustainably.

 

A herd of elephants near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

CI has a focus on Wildlife and People and nothing highlights that more than supporting the rangers on the ground who protect the wildlife -- the human factor in conservation. It is dangerous, tough and thankless work, and if we are to keep rhino and elephant from extinction, there is a huge need to keep our men safe and motivated, both for their welfare and for the welfare of the iconic species they risk their lives to protect.  To do this the equipment, training and resources provided to them is paramount, not only to their own safety and their ability to protect wildlife, but also towards the self-worth and loyalty they feel towards the difficult task they are faced with.  Their loyalty towards the conservation ideal is crucial.