Category Archives: Movement

Introducing TOMS x Skype in the Classroom

Dear TOMS tribe, I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS world and with each other in a whole new way. Nine years ago, I was in…

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Celebrate World Water Day with TOMS on March 22

Did you know? More than 840 thousand people die each year from water related disease, approximately the population of San Francisco. On March 22nd, TOMS will join the United Nations in celebrating World Water Day. This is a global day to celebrate water, bring attention to the importance of safe water and advocate for the sustainable management of water resources. Follow along for ideas on how to get involved and help share the importance of safe water for all. 6 Easy Ways to Participate in World Water Day with TOMS: 1. Visit your local TOMS Roasting Co. store – they’ll be offering complimentary free…

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Contest: Meet Blake at TOMS Roasting Co. New York

Here’s how to enter: TWEET #MEETBLAKECONTEST Step 1: Have a Twitter account (go here to sign up for free: https://twitter.com/signup) and follow TOMS at @TOMS *Please note, you must be a resident of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut to enter; ages 16+. Step 2: Tweet about a time you made a decision that improved the lives of those in need (in 140 characters or less) Step 3: Hashtag your tweet with #MeetBlakeContest The prize: when will winners meet TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie? Winners will have the chance to meet Blake for a Q&A at TOMS Roasting Co. New York on March…

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Campus Supporters of the Month: February

Sharing the TOMS movement means something different to everyone, but it is in these differences that we begin to see the common goal that brings all TOMS fans together. This common goal consists of using our life, our means, and our energy to give back to others in our community and around the world. We aim to bring this goal to life as the TOMS Campus Club at The Ohio State University (OSU). Our club’s primary purpose is to spread the giving mission that started with the absence of a shoe. Sharing the story and meaning behind TOMS products allows…

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TOMS Giving has a New Website!

Hey there, Sarah here. Most of you reading the TOMS Blog don’t know me, but I manage our Giving Communications here at TOMS, and act as the voice of TOMS Giving on the blog. You may not have noticed, but this morning, Giving hit a major milestone. After nearly two years of work by an incredible — and I mean INCREDIBLE — cross-collaborative team, we launched a new, more in-depth section of TOMS.com dedicated entirely to all aspects of TOMS Giving. When I tell you this project was a labor of love, I mean it. The web redesign began almost…

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Marketplace Feature: GREENOLA STYLE

We’re proud to introduce a new brand to TOMS Marketplace this holiday season, GREENOLA STYLE. Through design and innovation, GREENOLA STYLE provides advancement opportunities to artisans in marginalized regions of the world. Empowering women is very important to founder, Jen Morgan, which is why 90% of their artisans are women. These artisans receive access to education and healthcare, allowing them to feel empowered to promote positive values and skills to their children and their community. To Jen, GREENOLA STYLE has evolved greater than just an idea, it’s a working model of empowerment. Read on to learn more about Jen and how she has brought to…

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Marketplace Feature: Faire Collection

New to TOMS Marketplace this season, Faire Collection is a fair trade lifestyle brand that alleviates poverty by utilizing a holistic approach which develops their artisans’ productive skills, promotes family & health education and increases income levels.  Stemming from her desire to make a positive impact on the world, Founder Amanda Judge left her job in finance to travel Latin America searching for inspiration. While working toward her master’s degree in economic development, Amanda made her way to Ecuador to research how communities could sustainably bring themselves out of poverty. She spent days wandering through Ecuadorian markets, meeting local artisans and ultimately…

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Marketplace Feature: La Mer Collections

We’re excited to announce that we have three new brands joining TOMS Marketplace this holiday season. First up is La Mer Collections. This collection of beautiful handcrafted watches was born from founder Martine Ilana’s passion for design, her love of quality materials and simple beauty. She pulls inspiration for each piece from her journeys: South Africa’s colorful markets, Bali’s lush flowers, Italy’s gorgeous leathers and Thailand’s clear blue ocean. Each season La Mer’s color palette is chosen from these bright and colorful experiences.  The Guatemala Collection joins TOMS Marketplace from a collaboration with Kixjo artisans in Guatemala. Each piece is wrapped with…

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