Category Archives: Inspiration

TRAVELING TOMS: @wearetravellersnl

We are always inspired to see where people go in their TOMS, not least because every experience is an expression of gratitude – both while travelling and in everyday life. This time we introduce you to Roëll, a traveller in heart and soul, and founder of one of the best known online travel magazines in the Netherlands: We Are Travellers. Name: Roëll de Ram Hometown: Utrecht Occupation: Travel blogger Hobbies: Travel, dancing, photography and cooking or trying out dishes in new restaurants Where do your TOMS take you? This time my TOMS took me to the Big Apple, the “concrete…

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Locals Who Give Back: Kestutis | Lithuania

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, by how they show gratitude and give back to their communities every day. This time let us introduce you to Kestutis Navickas, Kestutis Navickas, 32, is Lithuanian badminton champion and a great giver, who is constantly initiating and supporting different charitable initiatives related to kids, predominantly raising money to cancer-related funds. Name:  Kestutis Navickas Hometown: Kaunas Occupation: Badminton professional and coacher Hobby: Fashion What do you enjoy the most about the environment you work in? I mostly enjoy the possibility to meet international, successful people with creative and interesting characters, people working…

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Locals Who Give Back: Elmer | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Elmer from White Label Coffee, a specialty coffee roasters company from Amsterdam. Name:  Elmer Hometown: Amsterdam Occupation: Co-founder at White Label Coffee Hobby: Natural Wine Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighbourhood you work in? What I enjoy the most about the neighbourhood where we’ve established White Label Coffee is its diversity. It’s a developing district with a variety of stores and people. I love the raw and mixed…

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Locals Who Give Back: Simon | Oslo

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Simon Ferguson. From Sydney, Australia, I completed a law degree and then undertook a MBA as part of a ‘proper job’. Disillusioned with the idea of 4 weeks’ vacation per year, and having always loved travel and photography, I quit my job and set off with a one-way ticket. I left Australia 3 years ago and have since completed a ski season in Japan, surfed extensively in Indonesia,…

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Locals Who Give Back: Hubert | Budapest

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. Giving back to society, and being caring and attentive towards our community are key values that we strive to celebrate every day. Hopefully this will inspire you to do the same today. We’re delighted to share with you the story of an entrepreneur who cherishes these values and applies them to his daily life, in his own personal way. Meet Hubert and read about his story. Name: Hubert Hlatky-Schlichter City: Budapest Occupation: Restaurant and bar…

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Locals Who Give Back: Jai | Greece

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Jai Mexis founder of Lovest by Odyssea. Jai is a young Greek that was educated abroad and returned to Greece to contribute towards a social reformation. Challenged by the current situation in the greek society, Jai founded Odyssea a social enterprise designing resilient solutions for environmental and humanitarian challenges in Greece. Name:  Jai Mexis City: Athens, Greece Occupation: Director at Odyssea Hobby: Rock Climbing What inspired you to create Odyssea?  …

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Locals Who Give Back: Oliver | Liverpool

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Oliver, from Fifteen Studio; a creative design agency specialising in print, digital and brand identity. Name: Oliver Graham Hometown: Liverpool Occupation: Chief Decision Maker (shamelessly inspired through Blake’s book) Hobby: Keeping fit and healthy, plant based foods, travelling, graphic design and more recently, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with cactuses and house plants! Tell us what you enjoy most about the neighborhood you work in? I split my work time between two…

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Locals Who Give Back: Judith | Amsterdam

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show their appreciation and how they give something back to the community in their daily lives. Today we meet Judith, who set up the restaurant Geef Amsterdam based on the ‘pay as you can’ concept: a social non-profit restaurant where the customer decides on what they give in payment. There are no prices on the menu, since this is determined by the customer. And in addition to your donation, you also give a meal. Judith has written a book about the concept called Tijd voor Nieuwe Zaken…

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Locals Who Give Back: Ed | London

We are constantly inspired by where people go in their TOMS, how they show gratitude and give back to their communities in their day-to-day lives. This time let us introduce you to Ed Vickers founder of Jollie Goods. Ed who, whilst a student at University, became frustrated when walking past the same people every day who were sleeping rough and not knowing how he could help. This frustration led him to help out at a homeless charity where he soon realised the serious demand for fresh pairs of socks. He saw how far a simple change of socks could go…

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