It is with enormous pleasure that we present the official #LotsOfSocks design for 2020.
#LotsOfSocks are just one of the ways we get the world talking about Down syndrome on WDSD. Each year Down Syndrome International creates a new official #LotsOfSocks design and the socks are sold around the world to raise awareness. In 2019 over 32,000 pairs were sold!!
Earlier this year we asked you to send us your ideas for the design. We received lots of wonderful suggestions and pictures but there was one that really stood out for us, submitted by Jijo Das.
We sent Jijo’s artwork to our local designer to create a version that could be put onto socks and the final design is now with the sock manufacturer. You will soon be able to pre-order #LotsOfSocks and our t-shirts from the WDSD shop.
Jijo is the artist behind the brand Art of My Optimus. Jijo’s family describe him as “a warm-hearted, extremely loving & affectionate soul who finds his world in movies and comic books, Jijo is a passionate artist & illustrator with Down syndrome. He may have been a slow learner when it came to cognitive skills, but ever since he learnt how to hold a pencil/chalk he started doing what he loves.”
A huge thank you to Jijo for his inspiring work; we look forward to following his future adventures. You too can follow Jijo on Facebook, Instagram and on YouTube
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