Hi, I'm Tom! At UPmovement we believe in freedom of mobility for all. Our mission is to help restore the freedom of human mobility in low-income and war-torn countries by providing free orthopaedic care and rehabilitation to amputees in need.
For 32 million amputees across the low-income and war-torn world, freedom of mobility is not an option. Amputees lose limbs to war, landmines, disease and road accidents, with very little options for rehabilitation and care. Prosthetic limbs are an expensive medical device and requires modifications every year. Because of this, families of amputees live significantly below the poverty line.
With UPsocks, together we can restore that freedom of mobility for an amputee who otherwise would not receive rehabilitation and care. We donate 100% of profits to help build prosthetic limbs in low-income countries. Our impact and mission is made possible by partnerships. Our partners include a NYC-based charity that manufactures affordable modular prosthetic limbs.
We also partner with local charities and NGOs on the ground in our target countries (currently Cambodia) that help deliver these prosthetic limbs to amputees in need. We have a for-profit arm that buys and sells socks, and a registered charitable arm that collects donations and disperses profits across the globe.
Made in the same country as the brand is based.
No animals have been harmed to make the product.
Reusing discarded objects or materials, or converting waste into reusable material.
Produced without using chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals.
Minimising environmental impact of products and business processes.
Ingredients and materials sourced exclusively from nature.
Designing and creating products that are produced in small or limited quantities, including being handmade or made to order.
Giving resources or time back to the community, environment or charity.
Thoughtful packaging ensuring a reduced environmental footprint by eliminating or minimising waste.
Workers are looked after, have working rights and are empowered. They are paid a living wage and/or fair prices for their products.