Category Archives: Inspiration

TOMS X Paul Van Dyk

For our latest collaboration, we’ve partnered with Paul van Dyk, a German Grammy Award- winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer. Famous for pioneering the dance music sub-genre Trance in the early ’90s, his high-energy live sets at major dance festivals twice led him to be voted the world’s top DJ by DJ Magazine. PVD is credited as one of the hardest working artists in electronic music, with sold-out tours that cross each continent, headline spots at every major festival, and a hugely successful recording career. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels around the world over…

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Celebrating #IAMTOM

TOM is not a single person, it is the idea that the decisions we make today can echo into the future. If you believe in finding adventure while building a better tomorrow, you’re TOM. If you shop consciously, volunteer with an organization that is changing lives, take part in creating a sustainable future or help raise awareness of issues affecting lives across the globe – you are TOM. If you purchase a pair of TOMS shoes, include TOMS Roasting Co. in your daily ritual, add TOMS Eyewear to your outfit of the day or send a special gift from TOMS…

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TOMS X Paul Van Dyk Fan Favorites Sweepstakes

You voted, we listened. Enter your info in the form below for a chance to win our exclusive Paul Van Dyk Fan Favorites Sweepstakes. Your Name* First Name Last Name Your Country * Your E-mail Address *   I’d like to receive TOMS emails and promotions Submit Entry         The Official Rules are available in their entirety at: US & CDA: http://www.toms.com/stories/uncategorized/toms-x-paul-van-dyk-uscda-rules UK: http://www.toms.co.uk/stories/inspiration/fans-choice-rules-uk • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. • Promotion is open only to persons who at the time of entering (a) have reached the legal age of majority where they reside, and (b) are…

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Street Style Love

If we hadn’t been blessed with jobs on the TOMS Social Media team, its safe to say we might have given blogging a try. Since these days we are spending time behind the camera (or iPhone!),  we rounded up some of our favorite fashionistas who are injecting our give-back goods into their slick style snaps. Blogger Blue Perk fuses his laid back lounge-wear with worn-in Paseos for a look thats ready for work or play! Blogger Average Man and Fitness boasts looking cool and lifting tough in his TOMS. We like his neat layout too! OG Mommy Blogger Oh Joy!…

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Sights and Sounds of Rwanda

Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills ( it’s also where our Spring catalog takes place!). It’s  a very hilly country, and very beautiful, especially during the rainy season because of its lush, green surroundings. Some of our best days were the ones driving on the local terrain, getting to and from locations where our Giving Partners work. Because of its hilly terrain, Rwandans use a method of farming called terrace farming, seen in this image. The main cash crops grown are tea and coffee. And a typical meal consists of potatoes, beans, maize and a lot…

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Start Something that Matters: Maji Umbrellas

Start Something that Matters, a book by TOMS Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, challenges readers to make a positive change in the world and start a project that matters to them. Sometimes, Start Something that Matters stories and TOMS stories merge, like when the vision of one social entrepreneur/activist/model’s vision compelled us to invite her on a TOMS Giving Trip to Cambodia. Ubah Hassan, started her own give-back company called Maji Umbrellas with a friend to address the need for clean water for people living in the horn of Africa.  Ubah, born in Somalia, saw the devastation caused by the ongoing drought in…

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Start Something that Matters – Cause DC

Start Something that Matters, a book by TOMS Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, challenges readers to make a positive change in the world and start a project that matters to them. Whether it is a unique business idea with a giving element or a school assignment to improve the community, each project contributes to making a difference. We’ve received many stories from like-minded individuals that have been inspired to start something that matters. Here’s one from two guys in Washington D.C. who coined the term “philanthropub,” and are bringing it to life.. Gathering at a bar or restaurant with friends is…

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Our Open Road

Adam, Emily and Collette are friends of the TOMS family. They are embarking on a journey of a lifetime and were kind enough to share tidbits of their travels with us. In their own words and incredible images… We are a family of 3 living and sleeping in our van, mainly freestyle camping. Meaning we camp far off the beaten path, like down a bumpy dirt road, or right up in the mix of things near a busy intersection in a city. Our experiences of the places we visit are quite raw because of this: we hear the symphony of…

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TOMS X PVD Europe Rules

UNITED KINGDOM TOMS X PAUL VAN DYK FANS’ CHOICE SWEEPSTAKES Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The TOMS X Paul Van Dyk Fans’ Choice Sweepstakes (i.e. game of chance) (the “Promotion”) begins on June 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM British Summer Time (“BST”) and ends on July 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM BST (“Promotion Period”). Entries not received within the Promotion Period will be void. ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and have internet…

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