In 2006, while traveling to some of the most beautiful regions of Argentina, Blake Mycoskie saw more despair than he ever cared to see … children everywhere were growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he founded TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. The company and its motto, One for One®, would soon gain notoriety for its support to communities worldwide in need.
What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful philanthropic business model. Realizing that One for One® could serve other basic needs, TOMS launched other products, including; TOMS Eyewear in 2011, helping individuals restore eyesight with prescription lenses or medical treatment; TOMS Roasting Co. in 2014, purchasing and supporting clean water systems in deprived countries; TOMS Bags, providing birth kits to reduce the risk of infections for mothers and newborns; and TOMS StandUp Backpack Collection in 2015, assisting crisis counselor training to prevent school bullying. With the support of TOMS and its giving partners, these initiatives have helped reach more than 35 million people across 70+ countries.
Now, it’s your turn to help someone in need. Today, Zappos is proud to announce its launch of TOMS products, carrying a full line of footwear, eyewear and handbags! From signature classic loafers to athletic shoes, booties and beyond, as well as its tasteful collection of backpacks and sunglasses, you’ll surely fall in love with its array of fashion-forward styles, patterns and colors.
Join the cause for One for One® and help a person, community and world in need.