Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TOMS Haiti Artist's Collective {Sustainable Summer Style}

toms hait artist collective shoes

I have to admit that I have never been a fan of the classic Tom's shoe, aesthetically speaking, but a recent project of theirs may have changed that.  Toms has committed to create jobs through shoe production in Haiti and to help establish and support a responsible shoe industry in the country. Additionally, small batches are individually hand-painted by artists from the Haiti Artist Collective, so no two are the same.  I think they're perfect for summer, don't you?

I'm also happy to see how far Toms has come past their original one-for-one model. They partner with larger programs focused on health and education to ensure their shoes are given in tandem with other impactful programming, and have begun to focus on producing shoes in the regions where they are given,in order to support local jobs and economies.

Check out more details on their giving model here, and get into a tropical state of mind by browsing the full collection below:











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