Toms revolutionized the ethical fashion game with the One for One model created by Toms founder Blake Mycoskie. They believe in giving with each purchase made, it started with shoes but has grown into so much now. Buy sunglasses give sight to someone who hasn’t seen an eye dr in years or in their lifetime, buy a bag supply a woman with a safe birth for their child.
Country of Origin: China, Ethiopia, Argentina
How they give back: One for One
Products: Men’s, Women’s, Children’s: shoes, sunglasses, bags, some apparel
What to love about this brand:
While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. One for One®.
What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world.
TOMS® Shoes are always given to children through humanitarian organizations who incorporate shoes into their community development programs. (from HERE)
What is on my wishlist:
What I love about Toms: I love the availability of this brand, I can pick up a pair at Journey’s or shop online for them from a third party vendor. I also don’t feel guilty buying them. Every pair I’ve had has lasted and held up so well. I bought a pair of their fashion sneakers, Paseo? before we flew to London. They look chic, are comfy and were easy to slide on and off when going through security. My classic TOMS are perfect to wear whenever, and everywhere even if they are pink linen.
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