Shoes. You can’t have too many of them, right? For every occasion you have at least one pair, preferably in different colors. For many of us being the proud owner of a wardrobe full of shoes is the most normal thing in the world. But that’s not the case for everyone.
In 2017, it was estimated that almost 1 billion of the world’s 8 billion inhabitants have no or insufficient shoes. In some developing countries, shoeless children cannot go to school because they can contract or transmit diseases through the wounds on their feet.
In 2006, the American traveler Blake Mycoskie met children in a village in Argentina and discovered that they had no shoes to protect their feet. To help them, he set up TOMS®, a company that donates a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold. One for One™
Blake realized that One for One could also help meet other global needs and then launched TOMS® Eyewear. When purchasing sunglasses, a person in need is helped to restore their eyesight.
In 2014, TOMS Roasting Co. was established with the aim of providing clean water to development areas through the sale of premium coffee.
Over the past 13 years, the company has been able to make an impact on more than 96.5 million people through relief organizations by providing shoes, vision repair operations, safe water and impact grants. So the shoes you buy are not only a good cause in themselves but also beautiful, trendy and colourful.
I have this pair from the Vegan collection and they are incredibly comfortable!