About Their Business & Career: After learning that socks were the number one most requested item at homeless shelters, David Heath and Randy Goldberg saw an opportunity to use their entrepreneurship skills to make a difference. And in 2013—after years of R&D into what makes the perfect sock—direct-to-consumer sock brand Bombas was born. Engineered for both comfort and performance, Bombas socks are made of high-quality natural fibers with antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties, allowing the socks to keep your feet dry all day long. In 2019, the brand added T-shirts to its inventory and, early this year, launched underwear, the second most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. And for each item sold, Bombas donates a clothing item to a homeless shelter.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: To date, Bombas has donated more than 50 million items to more than 3,500 community organizations. But the company, which became a certified B Corp in 2017, doesn’t just give away its products, Heath and Goldberg have also invested heavily in bringing awareness to America’s homelessness problem. In addition, the brand has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and the LGBTQ+ community, launching its Pride Collection in 2020 and its Black Hive Collection in 2021. For each pair of socks sold from these recently launched collections, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need within the LGBTQ+ and Black communities, respectively.
Year Founded: 2013
Headquarters: New York, N.Y.