We've helped create jobs by establishing manufacturing and sourcing our coffee beans
in the same regions where we have an established Giving presence.
In 2013, TOMS committed to producing one third of our Giving Shoes in the regions where we give them. Local production helps to build industry and create jobs and sustainable futures.
Since committing to local production, TOMS has:
- Created over 700 jobs in regions where we give
- Produced over 10 million pairs of shoes in 5 countries
- Employed an equal ratio of male to female workers
We produce our Giving Shoes in Argentina, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, India and Kenya.
TOMS has always been committed to serving countries that have the greatest need, no matter the challenge. One of the greatest challenges we've faced in getting shoes to children in need is customs clearance - or the logistics of getting shoes from Point A to Point B.
In some of the countries where we've seen great difficulty, our TOMS Giving Supply Chain team has decided to help by not only providing shoes to children in need, but also by creating jobs and establishing a manufacturing facility in those countries.
Our coffee is sustainably sourced
Farmers are paid fairly
With sustainable sourcing practices, farmers are guaranteed the best prices for their craft.
You buy TOMS Roasting Co.
Your purchase enables us to support farmers and communities that need improved access to safe water.
A community gets safe water
TOMS sources its coffee beans from the same regions where we give safe water to people in need.
How we source our coffee
Coordinates: 1.7472° S, 29.4270° E
Meet Josephine, a no-nonsense mother of eight children who owns the family-operated farm where our Rwanda roast beans come from. As buyers of sustainably sourced coffee beans, it's important for us to get to know our farmers personally and learn their amazing stories. Josephine lost her husband in Rwanda's genocide, but harbored a fierce determination to make a better life for her family. As one of the few female farm owners, she's turned her operation into one of the best-performing farms in the region.