socks inspired by badass women.

socks inspired by badass women.

behind sisu socks.

Sisu is a Finnish term for never giving up especially when giving up seems like the only viable option.

We believe that “sisu” is synonymous for woman. It is that next level endurance in the face of adversity, it is bravery, resilience, guts, badassness. It is everything she always was and everything you are.

sisu socks is here to help you remember and help the world see that women are powerful and fierce! Our mission is to spread the stories of sisu women, the underdogs who changed this world for the better – one pair of socks at a time!

behind sisu socks

Sisu is a Finnish term for never giving up especially when giving up seems like the only viable option.

We believe that “sisu” is synonymous for woman. It is that next level endurance in the face of adversity, it is bravery, resilience, guts, badassness. It is everything she always was and everything you are.

sisu socks is here to help you remember and help the world see that women are powerful and fierce! Our mission is to spread the stories of sisu women, the underdogs who changed this world for the better – one pair of socks at a time!

Clelia Duel Mosher

The wavy and delicate Clelia Duel Mosher designs are inspired by the beauty of the female body and her passion for nature.

Clelia Duel Mosher was one of the first female physicians, one of the first female medical doctors, a humanitarian, a lover of plants and one of the OG sisu women! It was her voice, her research, her humanitarian work and her inner grit that helped dissipate the myths about women’s inferiority to men – GIRL, WE STILL FIGHTING! Although it was published long after her death, the world was blessed with the discovery of the first ever American sex survey that focused on women’s sexual attitudes and practices.

Her deep research dive into demystifying how the world saw women, proved that women’s then so-called “monthly disability” was due to inactivity and a lack of physical movement, the inevitable pain that came with menstruation and the incredibly constricting clothing that women wore in those times. She even developed a series of exercises to curb menstrual pain and improve women’s health, often referred to as “moshering.” Clelia’s research promoted exercise and physical activity, the catapult into freedom from restrictive clothing like corsets, and a shift in culture towards the empowerment of women!

Read more about Clelia’s story here.

Clelia Duel Mosher

The wavy and delicate Clelia Duel Mosher designs are inspired by the beauty of the female body and her passion for nature.

She was one of the first female physicians, one of the first female medical doctors, a humanitarian, a lover of plants and one of the OG sisu women! It was her voice, her research, her humanitarian work and her inner grit that helped dissipate the myths about women’s inferiority to men – GIRL, WE STILL FIGHTING! Although it was published long after her death, the world was blessed with the discovery of the first ever American sex survey that focused on women’s sexual attitudes and practices.

Her deep research dive into demystifying how the world saw women, proved that women’s then so-called “monthly disability” was due to inactivity and a lack of physical movement, the inevitable pain that came with menstruation and the incredibly constricting clothing that women wore in those times. She even developed a series of exercises to curb menstrual pain and improve women’s health, often referred to as “moshering.” Clelia’s research promoted exercise and physical activity, the catapult into freedom from restrictive clothing like corsets, and a shift in culture towards the empowerment of women!

Read more about Clelia’s story here.

May Ayim

The May Ayim Collection is inspired by her eloquent and bold soul and is represented through rich and powerful shapes and inspired by her African roots.

What a beautiful force of nature that rose from the ashes of racism, discrimination, struggles with identity. She brought comfort, unity and respect to the lives of so many afro-german women and men (a term that she helped create). Her poetry and scholarly work and her activism created a voice for a generation of marginalized afro-germans who grew up in white families, foster homes and orphanages. By acting as the voice of her people and those who supported her – she helped bring to light the disconnection and isolation they felt, not only with their German culture but with their roots.

She fought harder than anyone could have imagined, she published several books, wrote countless poems and scholarly pieces. She was invited all over the world to present her work, her books were even published in a number of languages. Her activism in both feminist and afro-german movements paved the way for ADEFRA e.V. – Black Women in Germany, a cultural form from and for black women and the Initiative Schwarz Deutsch in 1986 – both organizations are still fighting for the rights of black people in Germany today. May your dreams always live on, May.

Read more about May’s story here

May Ayim

The May Ayim Collection is inspired by her eloquent and bold soul and is represented through rich and powerful shapes and inspired by her African roots.

What a beautiful force of nature that rose from the ashes of racism, discrimination, struggles with identity. She brought comfort, unity and respect to the lives of so many afro-german women and men (a term that she helped create). Her poetry and scholarly work and her activism created a voice for a generation of marginalized afro-germans who grew up in white families, foster homes and orphanages. By acting as the voice of her people and those who supported her – she helped bring to light the disconnection and isolation they felt, not only with their German culture but with their roots.

She fought harder than anyone could have imagined, she published several books, wrote countless poems and scholarly pieces. She was invited all over the world to present her work, her books were even published in a number of languages. Her activism in both feminist and afro-german movements paved the way for ADEFRA e.V. – Black Women in Germany, a cultural form from and for black women and the Initiative Schwarz Deutsch in 1986 – both organizations are still fighting for the rights of black people in Germany today. May your dreams always live on, May.

Read more about May’s story here

Yayoi Kusama

The infinite touch of a starlit night and her funky red bob are the inspiration for the Yayoi Kusama Collection.

Let us declare that for all of history past and future, Yayoi Kusama will be the infinity polka dot queen of the world! An incredibly talented visionary artist who continues to this day, in her 90th year of life, to blow our minds with her work. Her work has taken people on visual, emotional and even spiritual journeys. She is a Japanese contemporary artist, whose talents have been expressed through installations, sculpture, performance, film, fashion, poetry and fiction. Unbelievably wonderful!

Her early childhood was strongly affected by the experiences of WWII in Japan and her time in a sewing and fabricating factory making parachutes for the Japanese army. When she was just 10 years old she began having vivid hallucinations, where patterns around her came to life – she carries these as the driving force to her work even today.

Read more about Yayoi’s story here.

Yayoi Kusama

The infinite touch of a starlit night and her funky red bob are the inspiration for the Yayoi Kusama Collection.

Let us declare that for all of history past and future, Yayoi Kusama will be the infinity polka dot queen of the world! An incredibly talented visionary artist who continues to this day, in her 90th year of life, to blow our minds with her work. Her work has taken people on visual, emotional and even spiritual journeys. She is a Japanese contemporary artist, whose talents have been expressed through installations, sculpture, performance, film, fashion, poetry and fiction. Unbelievably wonderful!

Her early childhood was strongly affected by the experiences of WWII in Japan and her time in a sewing and fabricating factory making parachutes for the Japanese army. When she was just 10 years old she began having vivid hallucinations, where patterns around her came to life – she carries these as the driving force to her work even today.

Read more about Yayoi’s story here.

Every Pair of Socks Helps Empower Women!

Every Pair of Socks Helps Empower Women!

With every pair of socks you buy, a donation is made to these wonderful organizations.

terre des femme logo
global fund for women logo champions of equality
terre des femme logo
global fund for women logo champions of equality