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DeFeet, Pactimo launch cycling kit to benefit Ukraine

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We’re stoked to share two killer bits of cycling kit from two of our favorite brands that are donating a huge amount to support the citizens of Ukraine.

DeFeet’s Love for Ukraine socks were inspired by local friends a boy from a Ukrainian orphanage. His village was invaded this week, leaving 53 children and staff members hiding in a bomb shelter. From DeFeet:

We designed this sock to raise money for his orphanage. It features a heart in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, with the flag colors flipped on the body of the sock to signal distress. On the foot is the text: #loveforUkraine

We will donate all the profits from the sale of the Love for Ukraine sock to the orphanage. If we are unable to find a secure way to transfer funds, we will donate to the International Rescue Committee @rescueorg, a humanitarian organization that helps people survive, recover, and rebuild.

The #loveforUkraine sock is available on two DeFeet sock silhouettes: the Aireator cycling sock, and a comfy All Day. All socks are knitted in our Hildebran, NC microsockery.

The thin profile double cuff Aireator features an open mesh weave over the foot top, making these lightweight socks ideal for all forms of cycling and everyday adventure. Breathable, moisture wicking, and durable. Due to demand, order processing may take up to five days.

The All Day features a fully padded foot, arch support, a no-feel toe seam, and a ribbed 7″ cuff. Breathable, moisture wicking, and durable, designed for comfortable all-season adventure or casual wear. The design is printed with our Sub360 printer onto the knitted sock. These items are printed on demand. Please allow up to 10 days for shipment.

Order direct at DeFeet.com.

Pactimo Ripple of Hope: Peace for Ukraine jerseys

From Pactimo: Faced with the monumental tragedy occurring in the Ukraine, we have decided to launch the Ukrainian Peace Jersey, specifically dedicated to supporting, protecting, and healing the youngest victims of the war in the Ukraine. For years, it has been Pactimo’s privilege to provide support to organizations and teams of people who are making a difference. Our primary focus has been on healthcare, children, and disaster relief.

Ryan White, Pactimo’s senior product designer, motivated by a longing for peace, created our 2022 Ripple of Hope Collection. The Blue and Yellow honor the Ukrainian people. The dove and olive branch symbolize our deepest prayer for peace to come to their country. And, the inextinguishable light of peace spans across the design shinning into the darkness of war.

pactimo ripple of hope peace for ukraine cycling jerseys in white and black

For each jersey purchased, Pactimo will contribute $60 to the Ukrainian Crisis fund of Save the Children, a century-old organization working to support children at risk in 100 countries including some of the world’s worst conflict zones. In a time of despair, thanks in advance for helping us send out a ripple of hope.

Order direct from Pactimo.com.

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Jason D West
Jason D West
10 months ago

Did they do anything for Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria (Russia took out ISIS for the world, thanks) and countless other countries destroyed by illegal invasions? What a joke. ill never buy anything from these people.

Ryan
Ryan
10 months ago
Reply to  Jason D West

Jason, did you look to see if they have? Do you know where profits from the business are directed? Why can’t you just…be happy people are helping other people? Why must it be turned into a racist condemnation of people at a company you don’t even know? I’m sure Save the Children would be happy to just get your direct donation if you don’t want to buy the jersey, no need for the cynicism.

Sajuuk
Sajuuk
10 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

Hey Ryan, just ask all the Syrian refugees how they feel about the Ukrainains being welcomed with open arms. Both peoples have met the hardships of fleeing a country ravaged by the Russian war machine, except Syrians are treated with suspicion at best and outright hostility at worst from Europe.

Having a conversation about virtue signalling and European hypocrisy on its better treatment of white refugees versus brown refugees (especially when European colonialism is often the original cause of much of the strife in the Middle East and Africa) is actually quite important, especially in this day and age.

Michael Wottawa
10 months ago
Reply to  Jason D West

So don’t buy from them, that’s your choice. But leave your rhetoric off here.

edge
edge
10 months ago
Reply to  Jason D West

So you’ll buy stuff from brands that don’t do anything for anyone? Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
10 months ago

This is an excellent choice for an NPO relief fund, they have a good track around on the ground in Ukraine.

Andrew
Andrew
10 months ago

I was looking forward to buying few pairs, but shipping costs are astronomical!

Pet
Pet
10 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Agree:-\ for international..

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