Category Archives: Culture

A Summer at TOMS: Last Days

On paper, ten weeks seems like a pretty substantial piece of time. Yet from the moment we entered TOMS on June 17th, we were frequently reminded how fast the summer would fly by. Reflecting on our last week as a Tribe, it’s become clear how true this prediction was. While time seemed quick, we forged some lifetime friendships and left with an invaluable experience. The culture at TOMS has an effect on you, and we were fortunate to have every second of those ten weeks to soak it in. At the beginning of our internship, we were each given two…

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TOMS TRIBE SOUNDTRACK

Warm lattes, passing hallway hellos, the first round of morning emails… the shuffle at the start of the day here at TOMS. You can pin a song to any moment, and kickstarting the day with a perfect melody always sets a good tone. As our internship winds to a close, we compiled some of the music that has accented our time at HQ. From relative newcomers to genre staples, this playlist covers the bases. This is our slice of California summer, sit back and press play.

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A SUMMER AT TOMS: BACKGROUNDS

It’s halfway through the summer, and the Tribe has spoken. Working at TOMS is awesome. Each department is unique and colorful in its own way, bustling with energy inside of HQ. Every employee has arrived here with a story, many of which we’ve been fortunate to hear over these last few weeks. As we begin the second half of our internship, we took a second to reflect on our paths leading to TOMS and what moved us to apply for a spot within the Tribe. Carolina Amaya Hi I’m Carolina and I’m from Downtown Los Angeles, which makes me the…

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TOMS Optical: Meet Dr. Veronica Ruelas

This past Spring we launched the TOMS Optical collection, featuring 21 new frames for prescription lenses to improve your vision and someone else’s. New York Eyewear Retailer, Artsee helped us celebrate our launch with an event at their funky eyewear boutique (which doubles as an art gallery) in the heart of NYC. Showcasing our take on timeless silhouettes that give back, the event was huge success for TOMS Eyewear. Take a look at some of our favorite photos: Recently, we spoke with Dr. Veronica Ruelas, (pictured above) the lead optometrist at the eye care practice located within Artsee, ThirdEyeChic Optometry. A…

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Hey TOMS Europe, what are you reading?

The importance of being Earnest is one of my favourites because it is all about mistaken identities and it has some great one-liners. It was funny back when it was first written (over 100 years ago, circa 1895) and it is funny now. Alex As an American cyclist, moving to Amsterdam, the world’s cycling utopia, was a magical experience. When I got hired to work at TOMS EMEA, my sister handed me down the book In The City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist.  It gave me a lot to look forward to and background into the long…

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TOMS Roasting Co: Eight Specialty Coffee Recipes

In honor of this week’s Birthday festivities- we’re offering up our eight favorite TOMS Roasting Co. recipes. Check out the list below, choose your favorite and try your hand at making your own! Remember, with every bag of TOMS Roasting Co Coffee purchased we will give one week of clean water to a person in need. One for One®. And if you’re looking for a steady caffeine fix, be sure check out TOMS Roasting Club- sending you our selection of the finest whole beans every month to help provide people in need with clean water all year. Americano Hot Small: Served in…

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What’s in Sevag’s bag?

We are nosy. We will just come out and admit it.  We wanna know what our co-workers did this weekend, what they are eating for lunch and most importantly whats in their bag (after all, they must be pretty weird if they work here!). Anyway, our Apparel/Accessories Designer & Developer, Sevag, is an avid traveler and generally cool dude so we had him give us a short rundown of what he’s packing for his upcoming trip home for Thanksgiving. 1. Ultra-light pack towel – I love packing light when traveling, I’ve brought this ultra-light towel up to few mountain peaks so have…

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Together we balance

By: Natasha, who focuses on the TOMS brand experience at HQ in Los Angeles What makes working at TOMS most worthwhile are the people that keep the wheels turning.  You’ve read it before, but we mean it, the people I spend my days with (now my dear friends) at TOMS are some of the greatest people I’ve known, which makes my role as Brand Experience Coordinator one that motivates me every day! With the support of my team, I get to help cultivate, shape, preserve, and grow the TOMS culture, a culture that we are proud to be a part of. With the…

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