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PopSockets cares about our global environment. We are constantly working toward reducing the amount of plastic used In the production of each grip, setting higher standards for performance so the grips last longer, and finding innovative ways to use recycled plastic in our products.
Giving back has always been front and center at PopSockets. Although we are a young company, we are proud to have donated more than $3 million to a wide range of causes since 2017. PopSockets’ signature giving program, Poptivism, is an open invitation to make a positive impact—
it’s community-powered philanthropy.
Poptivism is designed with a single purpose - to make the world better. It's easy to become a Poptivist. Just submit a PopGrip design or purchase one that you like. 50% of the sale will go to the non-profit assigned to it. It's activism at your fingertips.
Total Amount Raised By Poptivists: $279,966
BEFORE POPSOCKETS GRIPS, THERE WERE BUTTONS
In 2010, our founder was looking for a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled, and he achieved this by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons. As ugly as the buttons were, they worked. In the course of improving on the idea, he developed about 60 different prototypes, making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip.
In 2012, Barnett launched a KickStarter campaign for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grips integrated into the case. In addition to getting successfully funded, the KickStarter campaign enabled Barnett to show the world his dancing prowess. Two years later, in 2014, Barnett launched the business out of his garage in Boulder, Colorado, and has subsequently sold over 100 million PopSockets grips around the world.
We currently operate globally, with two offices Stateside: Boulder, CO San Francisco, CA