While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. One for One®.
What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model. Realizing that One for One could serve other basic needs, TOMS launched other products including TOMS Eyewear in 2011, TOMS Roasting Co. in 2014, and TOMS Bags and TOMS High Road Backpack Collection in 2015.
In keeping with the One for One promise, purchases of these products help improve the lives of people in need by helping restore sight, providing safe water, supporting safe birthing practices, and aiding bullying prevention programs. TOMS is in business to improve lives. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One®.