Welcome to the official Lots Of Socks shop!

Get involved

It couldn't be easier!

Believe it or not, socks help us to get people talking. And this is just what we want on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), celebrated each year on 21 March.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed - they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy!

The idea is to start a conversation, so when people ask you about your socks you can tell them, "I'm wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome"


Share the love!

Get your friends, class mates and colleagues to join in too!

We have created a set of posters to help you to get your friends involved - click here to download our posters.


Get informed!

Get yourself informed so you can tell everyone what they need to know about Down syndrome:

about Down syndrome 


We love sock-selfies!

Join the online campaign by posting your socks-selfie on social media using the campaign hashtag


Scroll to the bottom to see the #LotsOfSocks campaign on Instagram.

You can follow all of the WDSD action on the official WDSD social media pages:
Facebook - @WorldDSDay
Twitter - @WorldDSDay
Instagram - WorldDownSyndromeDay
Like, comment and share our posts to help us spread our messages to the world!


Get inspired

We LOVE to hear what you've been doing. Take a look at these fantastic examples of the Lots Of Socks campaign in action. 

Team socks

Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team wear their socks on match nights to raise awareness in their community.

Sock Bunting

A town in Germany filled the streets with Sock bunting.

Sock bunting

Knit along

Lisa Ross of Paper Daisy Creations organised a Knit-a-long; sock knitters from all over the world were encouraged to cast-on brightly coloured socks to wear on WDSD! Designers sold digital designs on Ravelry with all the proceeds going to benefit DSi. They raised £12,993.60. A huge thank you to Lisa and all of the knitters who took part.



CSM Sport & Entertainment

Everyone really got into the spirit and had a good time wearing their socks! They even had their CEO from South Africa wearing them on the Cape Epic bike ride!

CSM office
Cape Epic



By doing something that you love or by setting yourself a new challenge you can raise money to help improve the lives of people with Down syndrome around the world.

Find out more about fundraising on the Down Syndrome International website:

DSi fundraising



Make a donation to Down Syndrome International (DSi) or to a Down syndrome organisation of your choice to help fund their work improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome around the world.



WDSD Resources

We want to support everyone to make the most of World Down Syndrome Day.

The team at Down Syndrome International have kindly produced resources to give you the help you need.

To receive these FREE resources and email updates about global WDSD activities, sign up to WDSD here:
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