Frequently Asked Questions
Product & Fit
We recommend washing with cold water and drying on cool. This helps reduce shrinkage and energy consumption. Good for the socks and for the planet
We currently offer three sizes, small, medium, and large. Small fits US Women’s shoe sizes 5-9 and US Men’s shoe sizes 4-8. Medium fits US Women’s shoe sizes 9-14 and US Men’s shoe sizes 8-13. Large fits US Women’s shoe sizes 14+ and US Men’s shoe sizes 13+.
Organic cotton is not treated, so on low heat your socks will shrink a bit during the first wash. This is normal! After the first wash, they won’t shrink any more.
Our current socks are composed of 80% Fairtrade Organic Cotton, 18% Recycled Polyester, 2% Elastane. In the past, they were composed of 75% Fairtrade Organic Cotton, 23% Recycled Polyester, and 2% Spandex, so some products may reflect this on their packaging.
We donate $1 per pair, $1 per candle, and $5 per sweatshirt to the nonprofit partner.
Our black string on single-pair packaging does a little more than replace plastic waste. It also makes it easy to open! Instead of cutting it, pull the loose end of the string, and it will release the pair from the packaging easily.
Orders & Shipping
Orders are processed within 1-2 business days and take 3-5 business days for shipping within the US. Typically east coast orders will take about 3 days to ship, while west coast orders may take up to 5 days.
International orders and orders to Hawaii and Alaska take 7-10 days for shipping.
Orders ship from our warehouse in Connecticut, USA. Australian and New Zealand orders ship from our warehouse in Sydney, Australia.
We currently ship to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
You sure can! Reach out to email@example.com within one hour during regular business hours for assistance.
If you can’t access your account, it may not have been activated. After you open your account, you’ll be sent an account activation email. Make sure you activate your account to be able to log in for future purchases. If you’re still having issues, drop us a line and we’ll help you out!
Payments & Promotions
You can pay up front or be sent an invoice once the order ships - payment is due NET 30 from the ship date via check or credit card.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal.
You can only use one discount code at a time.
Refunds & Exchanges
Once goods are committed and sold, Conscious Step is not beholden to returns on any items that the customer could not sell further.
We stand behind our socks. Defective merchandise will always be accepted as long as they returned within 7 days of receipt and the damage was not a result of unpacking the product. The items will either be replaced at no cost of full credit will be issued.
Manufacturing & Sustainability
Our socks are manufactured in India, the largest producer of organic cotton as of 2022.
Our factory is constantly vetted by independent groups and regularly undergoes social and factory audits from recognized groups such as WRAP and SEDEX. They are certified by OEKO-TEX Certified, Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and Fairtrade International.
Our representatives based in India visit regularly, and our U.S. team visits annually. Our most recent visit was in 2022.
We use organic, Fairtrade Certified cotton to make our socks. It’s Vegan Certified and is not treated with herbicides or pesticides.
The paper used in our tags and boxes is made from recycled materials and is recyclable. The inks used are soy-based as well.
We’re currently in the process of reducing all unnecessary packaging and using the most sustainable options when possible.
Our partners were chosen in line with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. These provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and planet. We can all take a step towards building a better world.
At the moment we’re focusing on growing our existing partnerships. If anything changes, we’ll make it known!
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Selling Conscious Step products
The minimum advertised price for all products is the price at which Conscious Step retails the product. For example, for a single crew pair, this is $14.95. Customers cannot sell at prices below Conscious Step’s own MSRP, which can be checked on consciousstep.com.
Please request approval from us before running any promotion or discount on Conscious Step products.
No, you cannot resell Conscious Step products on a third party website/marketplace such as Amazon or Ebay.
Yes! You may use Conscious Step’s marketing assets, including photos, copy and messaging, branding and logos, in their stores and on their own websites. You can find the files here.