Pull Your Socks Up by ON socks
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Preorder now and be the first to receive this brand new ON socks series. Shipping will start after our launch event at the Peace Palace on September 21st, 2018.
Take a step towards peace!
Step into a peaceful world, wearing your new socks launched by the world-famous Peace Palace in The Hague, together with the brand known as ON Socks. ‘Pull your socks up!’, is how we like to call this heroic line of socks. They wonderfully represent the images and statements of peace heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresia, Bertha von Suttner and Alfred Nobel.
Pick your unique combination of these world’s greats. With each step that you take, make sure they give you strength and inspiration. Dare to differ and be the change you wish to see in this world.
Each box contains a set of 5 different socks. Wear them in all possible combinations, you can't go wrong!
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Alfred Nobel
- Mother Teresa
- Nelson Mandela
- Bertha von Suttner
ON socks are made of 70% cotton, 25% polyamide and 5% elastane.
The Peace Palace in The Hague is the global temple of Peace and Justice. Working towards peace through justice, that is what the Peace Palace stands for. The iconic building houses the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ), where countries bring their differences of opinion before judges instead of fighting them out in the battle field. It is the only principle organ of the United Nations that is not located in New York. Next to this Court, the Peace Palace also houses the Permanent Court of Arbitration, for which the Peace Palace was originally founded. There, disputes between countries, international organizations, NGOs or companies are solved through arbitrage between the different parties. A third occupant of the Peace Palace is The Hague Academy of International LAW, where more than 700 students and professional receive education every year.
These international courts and the many international organizations in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, are all supported by the Peace Palace Library. The library of the Peace Palace is the largest and oldest library in the field of international law and peace in the world. Providing a home for these important international institutions, the Peace Palace is and remains the beating heart of peace and justice in the world.
Check www.peacepalace.org for events or to make a reservation for a guided tour.
Mohandas Gandhi was born in 1869 in India, which back then belonged to the British Empire. He grew up in a healthy Hindu environment, having every opportunity to study. He studied law in England after which he decided to move to South Africa, dedicating himself to the Indian people and fighting racism. It is where he developed his Satyagraha philosophy, holding on to the truth by protesting peacefully. Back in India, he became chairman of the congress party, campaigning for Indian independence. After years of protesting, the Indian people finally became independent, choosing Gandhi as their spiritual father. By now he had been granted the honorary title Mahatma: Great Soul. On 30th January 1948, Gandhi was killed in New Delhi. His body surrendered, but his great soul continues to live forever.
Alfred Nobel was born in 1833 in Stockholm and is obviously known for the Nobel Prizes. But let us take a closer look. Nobel also invented dynamite. In 1888, Nobel was living in the city of Paris, where a local newspaper claimed he had actually died (Alfred had been mistaken for his brother Ludvig Nobel, who indeed had passed away only recently). The newspaper referred to him as the ‘merchant of death’, having made a fortune out of war suffering because of the dynamite. He wanted to purify his name. And so in 1895 his changed his will, demanding for his legacy to be used for what eventually would become the Nobel Prize for physics, chemistry, literate and work in peace. Interesting detail: the chemical element Nobelium is named after him.
Mother Teresa was born in 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, what today is known as Macedonia. She might be the world’s best-known catholic nun. At the age of 18, she went to live in India, teaching at a girls’ school. It is where she picked the name Mother Teresa, referring to Therese of Lisieux. Deeply moved by the destiny of so many sick and hungry homeless people, she dedicated herself to the very poorest. She received Pius XII’s permission to leave the monastery. In Calcutta, she founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. In 1979, she was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, she was declared blessed and in fact a saint on 4th September 2016. An eventful life brimming with love for others.
Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 in a small South-African village. His African name is Rolihlahla, which means ‘troublemaker’. Once a grownup, Nelson experienced the apartheid in South Africa. White people were superior, coloured ones were underprivileged. Mandela used his law studies to fight for equal rights. First only with words, however later on he exchanged his gown for an army uniform. In 1963, Nelson Mandela was arrested and sentenced for life on Robben Island. After a 27-year imprisonment, Mandela was set free in 1990. Only a few years later, he was elected 1st president of South Africa. Even after his presidency and in fact after his death, Mandela remains an icon of the battle for equal rights.
Bertha von Suttner
Bertha von Suttner, born a countess, became a convinced peace activist in the course of her life. She described her resentment of the war in her novel called Die Waffen nieder! (Lay Down your Arms!), which was translated into sixteen languages, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. She continued her plea for peace, initiating conferences and peace movements. She pleaded for a Court of Arbitration, to allow countries to present their conflicts to it, instead of engaging in wars. And so to Von Suttner, the first international peace conference in 1899 felt like the crowning glory. At this first Peace Conference, which was held in The Hague, the decision was made to found the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Later on, the Peace Palace was built in this city to accommodate this Court. Did you know that as a young woman Bertha von Suttner knew Alfred Nobel very well? In fact, she inspired him to use his legacy to fund the prizes. In 1905 she received the Nobel Peace Prize as the first woman ever.