We want students to use tools and everyday materials to learn and develop hands-on skills in building and being creative while solving problems. STEM/STEAM is great but it is even better when tools are involved!
We admit, students can (and should) learn how to use tools building a shelf but, making something that moves is so much more engaging and fun. We believe Servo Socks accommodate this need as we encourage using common materials and tools to solve problems while having fun and being creative.
We also know that with cutbacks in education keeping budgets in check is a must. With our encouragement to use easy to acquire, inexpensive or even free/recycled materials, students can build great things while keeping classroom budgets happy.
We believe in keeping things local. We have made a commitment to creating local jobs by manufacturing Servo Socks in Canada.
We produce and source as much as we can, as locally as possible. Servo Socks, We produce Servo Socks and all of the wooden components in house. Materials are sourced in Canada and the US and for our electronic components we have some great overseas partners.
We want to help those in our community. A few years back there was a statement we came across saying that of all things, socks are a typically under donated necessity. When we thought of servo socks and chatted about how we could give back the sock need came up again. So we have made a pledge to donate a pair of socks for every servo sock sold!
In early 2020 when things changed, we noticed a shortage of buttons (yes buttons). People wanted to add buttons onto the headbands and scrub caps that frontline workers were having to wear to save their ears from mask straps. Long story short we produced and donated over 160,000 and with the help of some other great makers we brought that number up to 250,000! The amazing part is that every pair of buttons meant that someone was taking their time to hand-make the items to sew them onto. Our page for this project has a shout-out to everyone that helped!