Hello lovelies! Today’s blog is over something I have been wanting to cover for a while now and something that has had a big impact on college campuses around the country for the past year. It’s the One-for-One Movement called TOMS Shoes. Now, whether you’ve heard of the company, seen ads online, seen the shoes in stores or NEVER heard of the company, I’m here to tell you it’s an amazing company that gives back to world.
For those of you who don’t know…TOMS shoes is a shoe company that for every one pair of shoes that you buy, they give a pair to a child or adult in need from a different country. The company was started by Blake Mycoskie, when he traveled to Argentina and realized how many children walked around with no shoes, preventing them from attending school everyday. He then created a company that grew into something huge and has since been on numerous “shoe drops” to various countries around the world to help people in need.
This company has sparked lots of interest in young college students because of the neat style of the shoes and because of the ability to make a change in the world by just buying a pair of shoes. I currently have one pair and intend on buying more in the future! Blake Mycoskie also recently came to my college (BSU) and discussed his journey to us and I can honestly say everyone in that room was truly inspired by him.
It is amazing to see such a stylish idea turn into something that not only benefits the fashion world, but also turns it around into something good for the world, as well. By just buying a pair of shoes, I feel like I’m making a difference. Not to mention how amazing they would look with any of your Joey Eric purchases! 🙂 They are easy to pair with any outfit!
Even celebrities are getting in on the action…people like Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley, and Joe Jonas have been supporters of wearing the shoes.
I recently did a multimedia slideshow for my school’s magazine website about TOMS shoes and how people on college campuses are getting involved! So take a look by clicking this Link.
I encourage everyone to buy a pair or just read more about the movement that is TOMS shoes! They are cute, stylish, and for a good cause! They are offered in men and women’s styles…perfect Christmas gift! 🙂
Until next time…LOVES