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Bergies Photo Contest!

Love socks? Want a fresh pair delivered to your doorstep every month for free? 

Enter Bergies Photo Contest!

Tag your Bergies socks in a photo on Instagram or Facebook now through January 10, 2016 for a chance to win a free 6-month Sock of the Month Club membership!

Entries must use #BergiesWin in the original photo caption, must tag Bergies in the photo and must be following Bergies on Facebook or Instagram to be eligible. Only public Instagram accounts and applicants based in the Continental US are eligible. Photos must feature socks available at Bergies.

A panel of judges will determine the most creative, sock centered photo and pick a winner on January 10, 2016.

Total amount of "Likes" and community response will be taken into consideration, but will not be the basis of picking a winner. We are looking for creative, high quality photos that show off your creativity and your love of socks!

Official Rules and Regulations:

  • Show us your socks! Oddness and Originality Encouraged!
  • Tag your Bergies socks on Instagram or Facebook
  • Use the hashtag #BergiesWin 
  • Original photo caption must use #BergiesWin and photo must have Bergies tagged in it
  • Applicant must be following Bergies on FB or Instagram to be eligible
  • Only public Instagram accounts will be eligible
  • Photo must feature socks available from Bergies
  • Contest is open November 11, 2015 through January 10, 2016
  • Judges will determine the winner by 12pm EST January 11, 2016
  • Applicants under age 18 are eligible with parental/guardian approval
  • By entering this contest all applicants and subjects in the photo give Bergies LLC the right to cross-post and re-post the photo on our social media outlets and use in future marketing materials
  • Total value of prize is $80
  • Continental US residents only
  • Void where prohibited
  • "Likes" and community response will be taken into consideration but will not be used to determine a final winner
  • All entries agree to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Shopify's legal and privacy policies
  • This contest is not endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter or any other social media outlet where this contest is advertised
  • Odds of winning are dependent on number of entries
  • Bergies LLC 11 Brookside Ave, Chatham NY 12037 is the sponsor of this contest
  • Bergies LLC will announce the winner on our Instagram, our Facebook and our blog on January 11, 2016
  • Bergies LLC will contact the winning applicant via Instagram and Facebook
  • Winner will have 72 hours to respond to Bergies LLC via FB or Instagram Direct Messaging or by email (stephanie@shopbergies.com) with their full name and mailing address to claim the prize
  • If the winning applicant has not contacted Bergies LLC by January 14, 2016 at 12pm another winner will be announced
  • Bergies LLC will do everything in its power to notify and contact the winning applicant between January 11, 2016 12pm EST and January 14, 2016 12pm EST. 
  • Bergies LLC is not required to follow you back on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or any other social media outlet
  • Winner will be decided by a panel made up of Bergies LLC employees and non-partisan judges
  • Employees of Bergies LLC are not eligible
  • Anyone on the judging panel is not eligible 
By stephanie hasiotis | | Read more

Vegan Socks?

Besides bringing joy to patrons across the globe, we at Bergies also place a lot of value on the welfare of animals. Bergies™ is and always will remain a 100% vegan company.

What does this mean? Well, if you aren't vegan or don't have any close friends or family who are vegan, this probably doesn't matter much to you. You get to enjoy Bergies simply for the awesome socks and gifts we curate! Fun! You can click the back button and get to shopping or learn more below! 

If you are vegan, this means you can shop safely, not worrying about checking the fiber content on each individual sock for sneaky animal by-products and can just focus on which pair of cat socks to get (hint: get them all)! You also can shop knowing that you are supporting a small business owned by a vegan, who is in turn supporting other vegan companies and spreading the goodness of compassion! As vegans ourselves, we know how different it feels to go to a restaurant with vegan options versus going to a vegan restaurant. This is why we think Bergies™ is special and why we do our due diligence to make sure that 100% of the items we sell are free from animal products. You focus on style, we'll focus on content.*

In the magical year of 2015 we are fortunate enough we no longer need animal products to provide us with warm and soft fibers to create our socks and pajamas.

 

(Just look at those cute sheep! )

"But the sheep need to be sheared don't they?" I'm so glad you asked that question!

Unfortunately, this is a widely believed myth. Sheep use their wool coats for protection from the elements and their bodies naturally grow and shed wool according to their needs. The mass production of wool sadly uses these animals as a money making opportunity and will often shear them too early, leaving them unprotected. Many die from the exposure, rather than survive another wool season. This combined with their poor living conditions and injuries occurred during shearing season made it a goal of ours to find warm socks made from alternative fibers. We don't believe animals being used for consumption of any kind is humane and we are very proud to be a part of a growing community of compassionate folks. 

(Look how happy that sheep is!)

Whether you are vegan or not, by shopping at Bergies™ you are making a difference in helping the lives of these animals and our world. Leading a vegan lifestyle is rooted in compassion and a desire to try to make the world around you a better place and we are happy to help you on that journey!

 

 

 

*Let's address content: Our site does sell socks that have images of food on them and words of food. Things that are very obviously not vegan. While we definitely see vegan tacos and veggie burgers and think of cashew cheese when we see these socks we do have to acknowledge that we sell bacon socks. We've enjoyed our eggplant "bacon" made with Liquid Smoke, but have decided that once these socks are sold out we will no longer be carrying them as we have come to realize that even though they are technically not made of any animal products, they encourage bacon culture and we can no longer be a part of that. 

By stephanie hasiotis | | animal advocacy, vegan, vegan socks, warm socks | Read more

It Was Never A Dress

 

How awesome is this?! At Bergies we often get asked the question "are these men's socks or women's socks?" to which we reply "YES!" That's because we believe socks have no gender, and gender has no box! You can be a man wearing pink polka dot socks, a girl wearing Superman caped crews and anything up, down or in between! That's the reason we love this campaign from axosoft encouraging folks to think about gender roles and representations, rather than blindly accept age-old norms. And of course, Wonder Woman is super close to our hearts!

 

 

From Axosoft's offical campaign websiteIt Was Never a Dress is an invitation to shift perceptions and assumptions about women and the audacious, sensitive, and powerful gestures they make every single day. In science, technology, arts, mathematics, politics, houses of worship, on the streets, and in our homes, insightful women are often uninvited, overlooked, or just plain dismissed. Through storytelling, community building, innovation and creative disruptions, It Was Never a Dress will foster necessary conversations, vital voices, and images from around the world that honor ALL women. When we see women differently… we see the world differently!"

 

We stand behind them 100%. Check out www.itwasneveradress.com to learn more! 

By stephanie hasiotis | | Read more

America's Weed-Heart

Bad Girl RiRi, The Barbados Babe, and yes, America's Weed-Heart: pop sensation Rihanna is all those things and more
We love Rihanna's bold sense of style, her awesome music, and most importantly, her confidence.
Nixon may have started the War on Drugs in the 70's and lumped marijuana with more hardcore opiates but the 00's ushered in a new era with states beginning to decriminalize the usage of the drug and recognize it's differences from the harder stuff out there. Since the beginning of this new decade more and more celebrities have been honest about their usage, prompting more open discussion and eventually new legislation surrounding the herb.
Rihanna is one of those celebrities who is not only open about her hobby but goes about it with a fierce "IDGAF" attitude. Her honesty to herself, and to her fans, speaks loudly and has earned her the nickname "America's Weed-Heart" from GQ magazine.
We love the way she accessorizes and can only hope one day we get her into a pair of our socks! 
Never change RiRi, never change.
By stephanie hasiotis | | Read more

Movie Night!

All things retro hold a special little place in our hearts here at Bergies, but is there anything as iconic as the old drive in movie theatres? We got to thinking about these haunts of old while looking at our Popcorn crews from Foot Traffic and Kid's Popcorn crews from ODD SOX

 

 

Of course the above iconic "Snack Bar" image is what first came to mind!

Awesome to see such an old retro sign like Elm Road Drive-In showcasing modern movies!

Do you have any operating drive in's near you? Send us your pics! 

By jacqueline bergman | | Read more

May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4th is a special day for the Star Wars fandom, which includes the folks at Bergies! 
We love Star Wars themed apparel and are celebrating in our cozy Chewbacca slippers! 
We may not be fluent in Shyriiwook, but we appreciate Chewie's style. 
 
And we can't forget everyone's favorite robots! With our R2D2 and C3PO kneehighs you can rock a style that will turn heads from Tatooine to Naboo! 
Happy Star Wars Day and May the Force Be With You! 
By jacqueline bergman | | Read more

Unicorns Farting Rainbows!

yeah that got your attention, didnt it? 
The awesome Marlena over at Self Constructed Freak got a grab bag of colorful fun socks and reviewed them for us! 
After surviving the difficult task of choosing from our HUGE collection of socks she settled on 3 to try.
From her blog: "The socks themselves are all super nice quality: I find that novelty socks can sometimes be hit or miss in terms of comfort & durability, but these all feel really plush and comfy on the feet. I know I'll be getting tons of wear out of these this Spring/Summer!" 
This put a big smile on our face as we try our hardest to only carry the best quality, but also cruelty free sock brands we can find!
We're so pleased to have impressed Marlena, who boasts an awesome outfit repertoire (seriously check out her looks!) and can't wait to see how she styles our socks in the future! 
By jacqueline bergman | | Read more

Shakespeare Words of Wisdom

The Bard, Willy, The Swan of Avon, Shakes: the man of many names gave us many words and phrases that we use in everyday life.
Up to 3,000 words and at least 135 phrases are said to be directly invented by The Great Poet of England.
One of our favorites? "Clothes make the man."
In Hamlet the traditional Shakespearean text reads:
"Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy—rich, not gaudy,
For the apparel oft proclaims the man!"
Polonius gives this advice to his son, basically saying, "Buy as nice of clothes as you can afford but don't overdue it, look for quality, not gaudy, because your clothes make a statement about who you are." Or more colloquially "Clothes make the man!"
(this scene is not from Hamlet but we love his teal knee highs!)
We at Bergies believe in quality with just the right amount of flashiness. If clothes make the man, or woman, we want our socks to help put your best foot forward! And yes, pun absolutely intended!  
Celebrate the Bard with high quality socks from Bergies! 
Our Socksmith collection features awesome crew socks with William's famous mug in either purple or black
Check them out and then "Exit, pursued by Bear."
By jacqueline bergman | | Read more

Taylor Swift Inspiration!

Miss Swift takes on the streets of Manhattan looking effortlessly cool in her knee high outfits! 
Obvs we think the socks are the best part of her look! 
Check out our knee high and our over the knee collection of socks to help get your outfits Taylor-fied! 
By jacqueline bergman | | Read more

Bergies Celebrates 420 With Free Socks!

Today Only!
Get a free pair of 420 themed socks with every purchase!
Mention "420!" in the comments of your order to redeem.
By jacqueline bergman | | Read more
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