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Even if we don’t match, let’s be Pals!

June 13, 2017


Wouldn’t our planet be a nicer place to live if we could all just get along and, dare I say, even become friends? That’s the inspiration for Pals Socks. What originally started as battling mittens morphed into something much more meaningful.

With a background in design, I initially created prototypes for mismatched animal mittens, named Vs. Mittens. They came as predator and prey, so your hands could pretend to battle each other. It was my first foray into running a creative business. Scary but fun!

Unfortunately mittens are SO seasonal! My first business lesson. Mittens turned into mismatched animal socks. BUT. Given our current state of affairs, I realized that Vs. had to become Pals.

I wanted to create a fun, colorful kids brand with a powerful message. It is my personal belief that it’s awesome to try new things, explore new places and make all kinds of friends. Life is more interesting, exciting and peaceful.

What if all kids could start out thinking that difference is great? That it’s awesome we don’t all match, that we don’t have the same ideas or have to look exactly alike? What if we could inspire our future global citizens to promote inclusivity and acceptance? Yes, Dragons and Unicorns can *defeet the norm* and become best friends. So can a T-Rex and Triceratops!

Not only is spreading the love part of our mission, it’s also important to us that we give back. Pals Socks works with different organizations who have similar goals of making our daily existence happier, kinder and more peaceful.

That’s our story so far! We launched at the end of 2015, sell to over 300 stores around the world, relocated to Philly via Brooklyn and continue to create positive social change. Even if we don’t match, let’s be Pals!

Pals Socks

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Hannah Lavon is the creator of Pals Socks, a Brooklyn-based company that makes mismatched and totally amazing socks. 


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5 Responses

Karen Weiss
Karen Weiss

June 15, 2017

Perfect for my grand-daughter to be, already an empowered little girl waiting to be born!

Amy R
Amy R

June 15, 2017

Princess AWESOME is nothing short of it!! Twirly dresses could not be more appropriately named, my daughter loves to twirl and watch it flare out…and watch it in the mirror for a total body effect — too cute!! Thanks!!!

Rosalind La Pratt
Rosalind La Pratt

June 15, 2017

These are great! My daughter loves putting together creative outfits.

Kelly shanks
Kelly shanks

June 15, 2017

I’ve never seen something like this! How fun and a way to allow your child to continue to be creative in mix and matching all their new Pal socks!

kelly
kelly

June 13, 2017

these look super cool!

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