Of all the charitable companies I enjoy writing about here, TOMS has got to be one of my favorites. Since their beginnings, they have been a big name bringing awareness about those less fortunate to the fashionable masses, and have set a model example for other companies with the same initiatives. Just about everyone is familiar with their One for One® campaign, where for every pair of shoes purchased, another pair will be sent to someone in need. Throughout the years, they have had other campaigns for fresh water in developing countries, to help shelter dogs find homes, to support endangered animal species, to give the gift of good eyesight, to promote safe birth for women in need, and so much more. I also love that they support artisans around the world! For their latest collection, TOMS has partnered up with a group of artists for their Haiti Artist Collective.
The TOMS Haiti Artist Collective employs local artisans to hand paint beautiful designs on the well loved women’s Classics. So far there are two designs: one with hibiscus flowers and one with parrots! These pieces allow these talented individuals pursue their passions in art while supporting their families. How pretty are these?
Here is the panel of artists!
Shop the TOMS Haiti Artist Collective here.