The people who make the shoe. The people who buy the shoe, the people who are gifted the shoe by TOMS. The people who are helped through its profits. TOMS is committed to treating everyone fairly and respectfully.
Everyone along the supply chain is compensated fairly and supported. Everyone who wears the shoe can rely on it to be durable, comfortable and fashionable. Everyone who partners with them finds financial and strategic support with no strings attached.
TOMS is committed to long-term projects and strategies that reduce its impact on the planet. They are paving the way for sustainable methods in business and fashion.
They are focused on using sustainable cotton and aiming to switch completely to it as early as 2025. Their packaging is made from sustainably sourced materials with at least 80% of them being recycled materials. They keep a close watch on their carbon footprint and environmental impacts, they are committed to constantly improving their relationship with the environment.
All the NFTs are on the Ethereum blockchain, which uses the environmentally sustainable POS mechanism. This allows individuals to help the planet and people in need with minimal impact on the environment.
Web 3.0 and TOMS shoes agree on several things and decentralisation is a big one. Decentralisation is the central ideal of the new Internet, of Web 3.0. It means that people and communities can interact, conduct business transactions, and work with each other without middlemen. There is no third-party control, data ownership, or misuse.
This is the same principle behind the TOMS Grassroots for Good program. Usually, a company gives money to a big charity that controls the funds, where they go, to whom they go, how they are released, and what they are used for.
Instead, TOMS believes in empowering communities and their leaders to take change into their own hands. It’s about creating a network of strong nodes instead of a hierarchy that doesn’t represent the people at the bottom.
The IMC takes the same approach to healthcare. While sending their own healthcare workers for their programs, they fund local programs and train healthcare workers worldwide. Instead of creating a chain that leads back to them, they focus on creating a network of health that expands continually, independently, and in every direction.