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Dave Hutchison

Dave Hutchison

Posted 01 September 2015

London Programme

March 2013 Intake


Dave is leading the pack in the field of social entrepreneurship, and he recently got in touch to tell us about his company "Sexy Socks" and their latest Sock Drop in Cape Town. He explains: "Sexy Socks is not just another sock company. We are a sock company with a social mission. Our mission? To warm the toes of every child in South Africa. With every pair of socks we sell, we give a pair of school socks to a child in need in South Africa.

They are bright. They are loud. And they are outrageous. Sexy Socks are made from bamboo - which makes them environmentally sustainable, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, and softer than your mother's touch - and they are made locally here in Cape Town. But most importantly, we have given away almost 2000 pairs of school socks to date.

South Africa needs entrepreneurs. South Africa needs young people who are willing to put their heart and soul into starting a business and effecting change in their communities. South Africa needs people to give back. Sexy Socks' mission is to warm the toes of South Africa's most vulnerable. But in so doing, we are placed in a unique position to educate young people on the virtues of entrepreneurship and hopefully inspire them to start something themselves one day. The video clip speaks for itself, but it sets the scene of our latest Sock Drop where we gave away 1472 pairs of school socks to learners at Marconi Beam Primary School in the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town. This is why I started this business."

Check out Dave's inspiritational video.