But it takes more than belief to make this a reality. So we're giving other social entrepreneurs a platform right here on our site to help them succeed. Introducing The Marketplace, a new destination for making a difference.
The Marketplace is a departure for TOMS in many ways. First off, it isn't about us. It's about something much bigger. It's about these emerging companies, their products, their causes and the idea that business can help improve lives.
This marketplace also embraces different kinds of giving. From the very beginning, we've followed a simple model. When you purchase something, we give something similar: One for One ®.
But many items here give in different ways. Some provide improved livelihoods and economic opportunity to individuals who otherwise might not find employment. Other products use a portion of their proceeds to support education, fight hunger or fund reforestation. What they all have in common is a belief that everyday purchases can create positive change.
By opening up to new ways of giving, we can address a whole new world of needs. After all, if you want to create change, you have to be open to change yourself. Join us, and let's do even more good together.