If all the festive season excess has left you feeling as though you should give something back, there’s one simple solution for retailistas – and it doesn’t involve sacrificing your shopping addiction. With its philanthropic and socially responsible history and policies already well documented, TOMS has always been a no-brainer for those in search of a guilt-free shoe shop-a-thon – but now that rings even truer with the launch of its new in-store and online concept, TOMS Marketplace.
Fresh off the back of reaching a ‘10 million donated pairs’ milestone via its One for One program (for each pair of slip-ons purchased, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need), the brand has upped the do-gooder ante by adding a supporting roster of socially-conscious brands to its Abbot Kinney flagship and online store. The shop-in-shop will stock a range of men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel, jewellery, homeware and tech items including actress Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company nappies, skincare, cleaning products and supplements, LSTN ebony wood fillmore headphones made from reclaimed wood, natural jute fiber market bags by Apolis, Indian artisan-made textiles from JOYN, and 31 Bits’ bold bib necklaces handmade in Uganda. If ever there were a perfectly acceptable reason to keep spending well into the new year – this is certainly it. Sweet charity!
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