The TOMS company, known for its one-for-one philanthropy business model, extends the range of products that benefit both a direct consumer and a person in some poorer region. Along with shoes an glasses, now TOMS sells “goodwill” coffee through its new TOMS Roasting Co. Each bag of this coffee brings one week of water—140 liters—to a person who lives in deprived communities where safe drinkable water is a precious product.
The apparel, footwear & accessories brand TOMS, known for its “One for One” charitable scheme, launches a new online store that sells not only the label’s own products, but goods from other ethical companies as well. With TOMS Marketplace running on toms.com, the brand drives its philanthropic commitment further by lending its platform to more social entrepreneurs.
TOMS, a brand known for its philanthropy that found incarnation in the One for One policy, is launching an art-focused project Haiti Artists Collective to create new jobs in Haiti. In partnership with Haiti-based Caribbean Craft, the company commissions 30 Haitian artists aged 18-45 to develop designs for the limited edition TOMS Shoes. The individually painted footwear in both men and women styles will be available at the TOMS website and at its flagship store in the U.S. for $68.