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 and response programs.
“TOMS is pleased to be the official coffee partner of the Millennial 20/20 Summit in London this year. Each bag of TOMS Roasting Co. provides a week’s supply of safe water, to a person in need. Serving our coffee at the Millennial 20/20 means we are able to support our Giving Partners in building water systems in seven countries - in the same regions where we source our coffee beans. In total TOMS Roasting Co. purchases have helped provide over 400.000 weeks of safe water to people in need. One for One.”
Lisa Hogg, Marketing Director TOMS EMEA
TOMS is in business to improve lives. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One®.
Look out for TOMs Roasting Co Coffee Hubs at M20/20!