I’ve always got my eyes on TOMS. Of all the philanthropic companies that I love writing about, they are one of the most active, always building new collaborative relationships and collections to benefit those who need it most. This time, TOMS has joined forces with couture designer Prabal Gurung to benefit Nepal through the Shikshya Foundation Nepal. We all know about TOMS’ One for One campaign, where for every pair of shoes purchased, one is given to a child in need. This campaign takes things one major step further: rebuilding Nepal after that devastating earthquake. Prabal is from Nepal, bringing his unique designs to this collection of four women’s shoes. The Black Suede Contrast Women’s PG Nepal Boots look straight out of the country, and the beautiful black, white and red designs of the other three pieces are sure to please your style tastes as well. For every purchase, TOMS will donate $5 to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal, with a minimum contribution of $20,000USD.
The Shikshya Foundation Nepal also has a mission to help give the best education possible to the 300 underprivileged children within ten years of the company’s foundation. They also aim to open libraries and other reading centers, as well as the development of counseling and mentorship services to aid the holistic development and enrichment through financial, social and emotional support.
“The collection is inspired by my home country of Nepal and its colors, textures and wonderful stories.” — Prabal Gurung
“”What excites me about collaborating with TOMS is our shared belief in inspiring others and giving back. We’re coming together to make a difference in the world by what we do.” — Prabal Gurung
“This special collection helps raise funds and awareness for the Shikshya Foundation Nepal and the rebuilding of Nepal, Prabal’s home and inspiration behind his designs.”
“For every pair of TOMS x Prabal Gurung shoes purchased, TOMS will donate $5 to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal in support of education for underprivileged children and, more recently, helping aid relief efforts in Nepal.”
Shop the TOMS x Prabal Gurung collection here.
Read more about the Shikshya Foundation Nepal here.