Special-edition, Congolese-inspired TOMS Shoes
We're teaming up with Giving Partner Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making organization founded by Ben Affleck, on two Congolese-inspired designs with an additional give. Read More >>
TOMS x charity: water - An Eyewer collaboration
TOMS and charity: water, an organization founded in 2006 (like TOMS!) that’s dedicated to to helping bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, join forces for the first-ever TOMS Eyewear collab! Read More >>
Giving TOMS Shoes in the DRC
Founded by Ben Affleck in 2010, ECI is an advocacy and grant-making organization that works with and for the people of DRC, the third most populous country in Africa, and one that struggled under a cycle of violence for nearly 20 years – particularly in the east. Read More >>
When TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie met rock icon Lenny Kravitz in late 2010, they instantly struck a chord over a love of music and simple living. Whether crafting new songs from an airstream trailer in the Bahamas, or developing ideas for the One for One movement from a sailboat in Venice, CA, the two men shared an understanding that big ideas can often flourish in subtle surroundings.
Their connection developed in to the creation of TOMS 2012 Spring Collection, which was inspired by Kravitz’s one-of-a-kind-design aesthetic and his dedication to creative and low-impact living…
Working as guest creativedirector with Mycoskie and TOMS’ in-house design team, Kravitz helped infuse new TOMS styles with colorful woven prints, embroidered detailing, and evenlyrics from his classic hit song, Let Love Rule.
Of the seemingly unexpected collaboration, TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Mycoskie said, “It was exciting and humbling to work with an icon like Lenny Kravitz and have the ability to share his story and inspiration through this season’s collection. It’s obvious that Lenny’s talent’s go way beyond music, and we’re thrilled that we had a chance to collaborate with him on some really great TOMS.”
“Being a guest creative director for TOMS was an exciting collaboration,” said Lenny Kravitz. “I’ve been a longtime fan and admirer of the brand, not only for the quality of the product, but also for their social message and commitment to providing shoes to people in need.“
Where are you most inspired? Do you find yourself concepting innovate ideas in simple places too? Tell us how your environment has ignited your creative process!