When a brand kills it at one product (shoes) and then jumps into other markets (home and tech and accessories), we tend to be skeptical. It's hard to do it all and do it well. The recent exception? TOMS. Not only does it make comfy, affordable footwear, but it gives back in a substantial way — you buy a pair of slip-ons, and it donates a pair to a child in need.
And, now its new marketplace is a shopping hub — featuring over 200 socially conscious products from 30 different brands — where you can buy everything from bikes to pillow covers to hammocks that give back profits in significant ways, too. The best part is each product lists where the proceeds go. So, if you buy a gorgeous green table runner from JOYN, you know you're helping education and health charities in Asia. Consider your holiday shopping done!
One year ago today, the Rana Plaza garment-factory building in Bangladesh collapsed into a pile of twisted metal and concrete, killing 1,100, and injuring around 2,500. By far the worst apparel accident in the world’s history, the gruesome collapse was shocking but not surprising to those familiar with how the fashion read
You’ve spied the Céline slides and those gorgeous Sophia Webster butterfly heels, but now it’s time to shop super-special shoes you can actually afford. After all, a sweet pair of steppers doesn't have to come with a crazy case of buyer's remorse. In fact, this spring, our favorite shops are serving up some amazing read