Imbolc or Imbolg in the ancient celtic culture marks the halfway point between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara). Imbolc means in the belly of the Mother as it is believed that a seed of spring starts growing in the belly of Mother Earth.
For Christians, it is the feast day of Lá Fhéile Bríde (Irish), St. Brigid - Ireland's patroness saint.
As the pre-Christian goddess Brigid was associated with fire as a symbol of energy and light. St Brigid is a patron saint of poets, midwives, and newborns.
A strong symbol of the incredible power of femininity - fertility and healing.
2023 marks the first Bank Holiday assigned to St. Brigid. As entrepreneurs we firmly believe in the unique strength of each individual. As female leaders we get to experience the power that women can hold, discover and express from within.
However as women, we spend far too much time scrutinising our imagined inadequacies and lamenting the beautiful flaws that make us so uniquely ourselves. We’ve found that if you give yourself a little space, adjust your mindset and add a simple apostrophe, what you see as IMPERFECT becomes a declaration of self love and a daily affirmation - I’M PERFECT.
For us, in Irish Socksciety, care is at the core of everything we do. We pledge to support local communities in a variety of forms and actions. One of our campaigns - the I’m perfect campaign - is especially close to our hearts. It is an ode to the vastly varied female form. These socks serve as a reminder to celebrate ourselves and alter our attitudes to the bodies that do so much for us each and every day. No matter the shape or size, skin tone or scars, we want all women to have self-acceptance in their heart and on their soles!
Donating 50% of all funds to organisations supporting women in Ireland, we’ve got pure grá for all you mná.
Here is a donations report from 2022:
|Date||Name of organization||Money transferred|
|18.01.2022||National Women’s Council||€ 2,793.24|
|26.04. 2022||National Women’s Council||€ 1, 926.79|
|05.09.2022||COPE Galway||€ 2,723.66|
|2.02. 2023||COPE Galway||€ 2, 369.16|