I am always impressed with start up companies and/or entrepreneurs. I would like to highlight 3 over the next few days that I have come across lately and gotten to know.
The first is a company called Bombas. This is from their website:
The inspiration for Bombas was formed when we came across a quote that changed everything.
“Socks are the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters.”
So we started to think about ways in which we could help solve this problem. We initially thought about buying and donating socks, but we felt like that wasn’t enough, the problem was much bigger than that.
We wanted to create something scalable. The solution? A company that donates a pair of socks for every pair sold. The more socks we sell, the more we can donate. And how do you sell a lot of socks? Design something better than anything on the market.
The word Bombas is derived from the Latin word for bumblebee. Bees work together to make the hive a better place. We like that. When we say Bee Better, we mean it as a mantra, a way of approaching every day. It’s stitched into the inside of every pair of Bombas for a reason. It’s a reminder to push yourself harder to be better at your athletic pursuits. A reminder that these socks are engineered and designed with thought to bee better. A reminder that you helped someone in need with your purchase. And a reminder that we’re all connected and little improvements can add up to make a big difference.
For every pair of Bombas you purchase, we’ll donate a pair to someone in need. Already this year, we’re committed to donating tens of thousands of pairs of socks, with lots more to come. It’s the reason we started this company and the motivation to keep designing and producing better socks.