Our co-founder and inspiration, John Cronin, has Down syndrome and every day demonstrates what people with Down syndrome can do. He wanted to do something to raise awareness of Down syndrome so he wanted to create a Down Syndrome sock. He helped design these socks.
We wanted the Down Syndrome Awareness Socks to be colorful, fun and beautiful. The 3-21 represents both World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and the extra chromosome that people with Down syndrome carry. Most of us are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes, but people with Down syndrome are born with a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21, thus 3-21.
The Down Syndrome Awareness Socks are perfect to wear on World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) or any time you want to look good and support the people you know with Down syndrome.