Perfect for almost anything
We think it's about time you #MeetThePaseos, our newest style of TOMS Shoes, and the first pair designed especially for dudes. They're SoCal-inspired, functional and, well, just all-around cool. Read what they're about, & see who's wearing them! Read More >>
TOMS Eyewear's One for One = more than you think
We often share the transformative moments: when someone sees his/her grandchildren for the first time in years after a sight-‐restoring surgery, or when the chalkboard in a classroom is suddenly clear with a new pair of glasses. But the third component of TOMS Sight Giving is equally important. Read More >>
Change-makers weigh in
In light of our collab with Eastern Congo Initiative, we're broadening our scope and letting YOU weigh in on how you help people to change their own communities. Read what some incredible folks have shared... Read More >>
A few months ago, TOMS partnered with the Do Lectures, a British conference for forward thinkers to commune over ways in which to create meaningful and sustainable business models for the good of the community.
And a few months ago, Tim Griffiths was just a 23 year old student, working at a local computer retail shop, with with an interest in cycling adventures, technology, food, and coffee foam art. Until the fated day that he happened upon this blog post. The little wheels in his brain were set to overdrive.
You see, ever since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Tim had been determined to go out and do his part to help rebuild the Haitian community. Quickly learning that enthusiasm was no replacement for expertise in the world of volunteering, he turned to his university for help, and before long, he was put in contact with a local group that received him. What his time in Haiti lacked in duration it made up for in substance. Tim was moved by the energy of the Haitian people, who were eager to get going on entrepreneurial adventures to help rebuild their community and local economy, but just lacked the resources to do so.
Tim found himself back in the UK, overflowing with ideas, and the want to start something meaningful. But similar to his Haitian counterparts, he felt he lacked the resources. That’s when he entered to win the chance to attend the Do Lectures, a place that guides individuals to turn thoughts into actions. With no prior knowledge of film making or editing, he put together a video entry, submitted it, and… HE WON!
“Without sounding too grandiose, I think that The Do Lectures may prove to be one of the most life changing experiences of my time. Too often we are surrounded by people who want to tell us we can’t do things, or that it’s not possible. At The Do Lectures, you are surrounded by people who had already done it! I left the Do Lectures with the belief that I could achieve my dreams and i have been working on this ever since.” - Tim
Tim’s experience, combined with his love for coffee and Haiti’s agricultural wealth and coffee bean industry, has brought him to a solid goal. In 10 years time, Tim hopes to have a physical space in Bristol, England, that will sell coffee from and support private Haitian farmers.
Tim, congratulations and full steam ahead! We can’t wait to hear more about your progress…
To see how TOMS is currently doing it’s part to employ and sustain a group of local artists in Haiti, check out this entry: http://blog.toms.com/post/46346923036/toms-haiti-artist-collective
What does Aaron from our International Retail team share in common with our classic alpargata shoe? They both have some serious Argentine roots! Soccer is in Aaron’s blood and he has started quite a futbol culture here at TOMS HQ. Before we work, we definitely like to play…
Summer temps are up and so is our excitement for the TOMS Eyewear collab that’s laying down its towel and staking its claim. We have partnered with Jonathan Adler, the king of irreverent luxury, to celebrate this hot summer with a limited-edition collection of red, white and blue sunnies.
JA launched his first ceramics collection over twenty years ago and has since grown a home furnishing and lifestyle empire that epitomizes mid-century modern glamour. One of the staples of his retro home décor and accessories? Bold needlepoint.
That’s why each pair of these collaborative TOMS Eyewear specs comes with an exclusive Jonathan Adler needlepoint case so you can stow your shades in style. Read more to find out which of these spunky specs are right for you…
By Whitney, on the TOMS Marketing team
Hey there, new and old festival-goers! Whitney here. I’m a former TOMS intern and now a music-loving member of our marketing team.
If you follow the TOMS Instagram then perhaps you’ve seen a couple posts that I’ve had my hands on from past music festivals: Moogfest, SXSW and, most recently, Coachella. If you threw on TOMS shades or shoes for those festivals, then we may have even met! (If so, how ya doin’!)
I digress. I came to share some things I’ve learned on the festival circuit. Here goes…
Chano has lived in San Francisco for 21 years and worked at Shoe Biz for 17! He loves San Francisco for its cooler climate, its small proximity, the fact that its easy to get around (he also met his wife there!) We figured this made him the perfect guy to tap for our next Paseo Profiles. Read on and get to know Chano!