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|6 Nov 2017

TOMS – the gift that gives back

Everyday shoes that make a difference
THE ICONIC
6 Nov 2017
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Christmas is on its way, bringing with it the annual hunt for thoughtful, considered gifts to suit each of your friends and family. It’s never an easy feat, but don’t stress, TOMS has a solution that you can really feel good about. While travelling Argentina in 2006, TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie was so moved by the hardships faced by children he witnessed growing up without shoes that he decided to do something to improve people’s lives. Through its One For One initiative, every pair of shoes purchased means the brand will provide another pair for someone in need. And it doesn’t stop there. TOMS is dedicated to making an impact in the world by providing clean water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to those in need in over 70 countries.

News
|6 Nov 2017

TOMS – the gift that gives back

Everyday shoes that make a difference
THE ICONIC
6 Nov 2017
Share:

Christmas is on its way, bringing with it the annual hunt for thoughtful, considered gifts to suit each of your friends and family. It’s never an easy feat, but don’t stress, TOMS has a solution that you can really feel good about. While travelling Argentina in 2006, TOMS’ founder Blake Mycoskie was so moved by the hardships faced by children he witnessed growing up without shoes that he decided to do something to improve people’s lives. Through its One For One initiative, every pair of shoes purchased means the brand will provide another pair for someone in need. And it doesn’t stop there. TOMS is dedicated to making an impact in the world by providing clean water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to those in need in over 70 countries.

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie

To date, TOMS Shoes has provided children with over 60 million shoes – they’ve created styles to fit toddlers to teens, designed for school and play, as well as winter boots, wet-weather styles and sports shoes depending on the child’s location and practical needs.

TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 400,000 people and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water. In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded which helps provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items to help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.

TOMS One For One

The footwear brand is best-loved for its signature slip-on canvas Alpargartas, a simple, traditional design inspired by Mycoskie’s first Argentina trip – you can get yours here.

Now that’s a thoughtful (double) gift that will make a difference in the world.

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team