Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day Review/Giveaway: Purpose Outfitters

I have such a strong appreciation for small businesses that give back, and today it is my great pleasure and honor to highlight a company that impresses me to no end - Purpose Outfitters. This is a sister company to Sockwork, which Jackie reviewed awhile ago.

Like Sockwork, Purpose Outfitters makes socks for men or women and donates a portion of what they make to a variety of charities. What sets Purpose Outfitters apart is that their selection of socks are each designed to commemorate a specific Fallen Soldier in partnership with their family, and a portion of the profits go to a Veteran friendly charity of the family's choice.

The next of kin of any Fallen Soldier can apply to Purpose Outfitters to have a sock dedicated to their veteran by contacting them at

For review, I was sent two pairs of socks - one for Marine LCpl.Colton W. Rusk and one for Army SSG Brian Piercy.

It was very hard to select, as each of the Hero's stories are quite compelling, and I hope you'll go read them all and check out their family's chosen charities.

But I did request LCpl. Rusk specifically, because he was a dog handler and his story touched me particularly deeply - his Black Lab, Eli, protected him after LCpl. Rusk was fatally shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2010, and now lives with Rusk's family.

The family has established the Colton Rusk Semper Fi Scholarship, and proceeds from his commemorate sock help fund it.

The pattern of this sock is woven into the fabric, not merely painted on, and it is a very attractive greenish-grey with black Labradors on it, black heel, toe and band. "Rusk" is woven into the top foot area just above the toe section. I've gotten several compliments while wearing them!

The second pair I was sent is designed and dedicated to Army SSG Brian Piercy. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 by injuries sustained from an IED. His death occurred less than a month before the end of his second tour in Afghanistan.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Piercy sock go to help support Legacies Alive, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to help support Gold Star families (those who have lost a Fallen Hero) keep the memory of their loved ones alive via a variety of events and the establishment of local area memorials.

SSG Piercy's sock is also a very attractive design, with a navy blue front and dark red with white stars in the back. The toe and band are white, and "Piercy" is lettered in white just above the toe area.

On Veteran's Day and always.
All of Purpose Outfitters' socks are midcalf height, medium thick weight and soft. There is a wide band at the top that keeps it from digging into the calf, while making sure they don't slide down, and they've held up well to washing without shrinking.

Care instructions recommend laying flat to dry rather than putting them through the dryer, which is what I'm doing to keep them in good shape.

In addition to the two I received, there are four other sock pairs currently available, each of them designed to highlight the warrior being commemorated. For example, CPT Torre Mallard's sock has a football pattern, reflecting his love of the game.

Purpose Outfitters socks are made in the US and are a blend of 70% Combed Cotton, 20% Nylon and 10% Spandex.

You can purchase a single pair of socks for $18 with free shipping, or sign up for Sockwork Subscription Box, and get one Sockwork pair and one Purpose Outfitters pair each month by selecting a "Mixed Box" for as $20 a month (how's that for a deal?!).

Sockwork/Purpose Outfitters are allowing us to offer one of their Fun Sock Boxes to one of our readers in the US - this box will contain 1 Purpose Outfitters sock pair, and one from Sockwork's Richer Poorer Sock collection in the winner's choice of size.

Read on to see how to enter!

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This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 11-25-15.

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Once the winner has responded and confirmed, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways page.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. I really like the Percy socks quite aa bit. I could tell you lotss of veteran stories as most of our family has served. I will tell you my Mom and Dad were BOTH Korean War vets. Dad was Navy Mom was Army. I was botn back when women couldnt serve and have chidren and was the reason my Mom had to leave the service!

  2. The Rusk socks are my favorite. Very cute and very awesome site.

  3. I love all of the socks, but my husband was a Marine, so I'd have to say that the Rusk socks are my favorite.

  4. I always love getting socks for Christmas because I'm always in need of new ones. I love how this company gives back to fallen heroes families. #ProductReviewParty

  5. I honestly love getting socks - I just asked for some for my birthday. I wish I had known about these!

    Thanks for linking up! #FridayFrivolity

  6. I love socks especially colorful ones. These look to be of good quality. #ProductReviewParty

  7. I love the idea behind these socks, and they're so amazingly meaningful. I'd choose the Staggs because he was born the same year as my oldest daughter. He died so young. Thankful he has a son to carry on his name and legacy.

  8. Love the Stagg socks....What a great concept and company!

  9. I like the Staggs socks the best because they are really cute!

  10. I love Rusk. They are real cute! and I also liked the Hyde!

  11. I love the Rusk socks. These stories are so touching! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. A very touching way to memorialize our fallen soldiers! I hadn't heard of these, thanks for sharing at Friday Frivolity!

  13. I think I have a sock addiction. I love that they give back to those who protect us.

  14. what an awesome thing to do love all of them especially the Rusk socks because I have a lab also

  15. I like the Rusk socks because of the paw prints. My teenage son is really into socks that are different and colorful. He would dig these.

  16. I like the Piercy My son is currently on active duty with the navy and these are great.

  17. I like the Percy socksI can tell you plenty o military stories. My late husband was a Marine. My son-in-law was in Afghanistan, his brother is in service, my brother was in the National Guard, My dad was in the Air Force, My great Uncle was a Chaplin in the Army. That's nly the beginning.

  18. These socks are adorable!! I love the Rusk style!!

  19. I love the Hyde simply because the stars on the dark blue background is beautiful!

  20. These are so cute. I am a plain white sock girl myself LOL I always feel odd with anything but. Thanks for sharing at the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you share this week!

  21. I subscribed to Sockwork as a Christmas gift for my brother, the socks are beautiful. It's such a great way to share the stories of our fallen heroes and receive socks dedicated to them. I applaud Sockwork/Purpose Outfitters for their vision and mission.

  22. Rusk reminds me of how much I love animals especially service dogs who help veterans live a quality life.
    I commend Dogs 4 Warriors for supporting brave men and women along with their family who have served the country. My brother went to the Marines, got deployed twice stayed strong, survived. But not everyone gets that chance. So I can't possibly imagine the hurt veterans go through after losing their allies. I'm just thankful for all they do to keep order.

  23. I would love to have the Staggs socks, because they look like the flag, and i'm very patriotic and I love this country and displaying our flag at my home

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