Ever heard of Blake Mycoskie or TOMS? If not, here is a very short version of this incredible success story:
Back in 2006, while traveling through Argentina, Blake witnessed many children growing up without shoes. His solution? TOMS - One for One - a business model to help a person in need with every product purchased. Since then, TOMS Shoes has provided over 35 million pairs of shoes to children and TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 250,000 since launching in 2011. In 2014, TOMS Roasting Company was founded with the mission to provide clean water to developing communities with the purchase of premium coffee.
This week I ventured into the first official TOMS store here in Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall) and simply couldn't resist the fun patterns and design. Ended up leaving with a little something for everyone, including the cutest little espadrille for my two-year-old daughter.
Feels good to do some shopping and give back to the community somehow. Glad to help!
For more info, check out TOMS