Mitscoots Co. Makes Philanthropy the Essence of its Business


Mitscoots founders, Tim and Agata Scott, know the value of their crowdfunded business. The husband and wife team wants to provide comfort and new employment opportunities for the homeless in Austin.

Mitscoots is a retailer that sells socks. Through Mitscoots, each pair of socks sold provides another pair of socks given to those who need it. Aside from the charitable aspect, the company is committed to creating quality socks that would last for the long haul.


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