I spend a lot of time talking about how fashion should be ethical and giving back to society in every way it can. It’s also up to us as consumers to actually make this happen and support these brands. This post is going to be about TOMS who’s fashion I will not showcase in this post in more than the pins I’m wearing, but there’s more to come for sure and you’ll understand why after you’ve read the post. I also want to start off by saying that this post in now way is sponsored by TOMS, but that it’s my choice to bring awareness to an amazing brand.
I think it is important to talk about this and share a brand with you that stands for everything I do. The pins I’m wearing in the picture above all have different meanings to them and I’ll actually go through them one by one. They’re not just pins, they actually make us aware of what TOMS is doing concretely to help and by wearing them I take a stand too.
The Giving Shoes are brand new and made for school and play. TOMS provide multiple styles and offer a range of sizes to fit kids from toddlers to teens and so far 70 million pairs of shoes have been given. Think about that next time you’re buying shoes.
Your TOMS Eyewear purchase helps restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment. 445 000 treatments have been provided to individuals in need so far.
Infection is a leading cause of death among mothers and newborns worldwide. TOMS Bags purchases provide training for skilled birth attendants and the vital materials needed to help a woman safely give birth. TOMS has helped 70 000 mothers to this date.
More than 780 million people don’t have access to safe water. TOMS Roasting Co. purchases support water systems in seven countries – in the same regions where they source their coffee beans. So far 400 000 weeks of safe water have been provided and as I’m not good at math, that sounds impressive, but you do the math.
In the United States, nearly 1 out of every 3 students reports being a victim of bullying. The numbers are similar in the rest of the world. Purchases of the TOMS High Road Backpack Collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent and respond to instances of bullying. 44 000 students have been given the gift of kindness so far.
These are the reasons why I wear my pins with pride and I urge you to go to their website to check them out. This is hands down how we consumers can take a stand, so let’s do it. Numbers are impressive, but we can increase these numbers. Together.