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 >>
Every day in more than 40 countries, our Giving Partners help communities in need. For a week in Peru and Guatemala, we walked with them.
This Fall, we’re sharing that story, of the journey giving shoes and sight in Peru and Guatemala alongside some remarkable people and organizations.
On the blog
Learn about TOMS’ commitment to giving with two Giving Partners you’ll hear more about in the coming weeks…
Not sure which catalog we’re talking about? Not a problem!
Check out the TOMS Fall 2012 Catalog in digital form
For US residents: Request a print catalog (if you haven’t received one by mid-August. Best to hang tight until then… you may have one coming your way!)
I once read or heard someone say, “life is one giant editorial.” And while I wish that meant I was constantly flanked by Beckham-esque underwear models - let’s be honest: where is the inspiration in that?
But in actual my day-to-day, I do see colors and outfits and giant magazine spreads calling out to me everywhere I go. When I go to the beach with my friends, I envision a 1950s beach party with everyone in high waisted bathing garb (and lifeguards doing the monkey). I make my boyfriend take pictures of me jumping in fountains repeatedly until I have the perfect splashy splashy shot (and my clothes are soaking wet). I make dinner reservations based on the patio lighting, and when I know we’ve got the table with the right kind of soft light, I talk my friends out of white clothes and into bright colors. OK, fine. I might not be that extreme but, generally, I see the places I go as a dramatic backdrop for a grand photoshoot that is my daily life.
And though that may invite some drama and definitely gave my parents a nice run-around growing up, I think that lens is pretty valuable one to have because I find inspiration for creativity all over the place. Now, working at TOMS on the Social Media team, I can thank this modern world we live in for helping me find a home for the color and effect I carry around. I am able to capture it via Instagram, camera, old-school Polaroid, or some other tool that pops up, and filter it to make it look old, sharp or stamped with hearts.
I am my own art director.
In my dream world, I am Norma Jean Roy. I spend my days on very glamorous ELLE magazine sets prepping for lavish photos with high-fashion models, draped in exquisite couture. But in the now, I am having a real-life, grounded, hard-working, hard-playing, grand old time styling up my friends in different TOMS styles – like the new Tomboy boots, hopping fences and finding set by cool graffiti walls or random, quirky spots around HQ.
- Allie G
On the TOMS Social Media team
Nothing is too difficult and nothing is too complicated. Nothing is out of reach, and nothing is too outrageous.
Life is what it is, and you have the immense good fortune of being here, right now, to live it. So instead of working to place judgments on it, go ahead and live it.
Sure, some tasks are highly complex, and others demand large amounts of effort and commitment. The good news is that those are precisely the kinds of things you’re so very good at.
It is indeed a blessing that life can be so demanding. After all, that’s what gives life so many great and fulfilling possibilities.
Step up and claim the most valuable of your own amazing possibilities. Feel those good things that resonate most with you, and joyfully bring them to life.
You have great power, purpose, and ability. Choose in this moment, and again and again, to put it all to meaningful and effective use.
— Ralph Marston
We are here to find meaning. We are here to help other people do the same. Everything else is secondary.
The 1st of January each year encompasses a kind of energy that inspires us to try new things, revive our schedules, and think BIG. But a similar energy comes from reading a good book, don’t you think? You turn to the last page, sigh, release, and think a little bit differently about the world than when you started. In that spirit, we’ve gathered a list of good reads from across the TOMS family to awaken your inner bookworm and fill that energy year round.