1. shawnananan:

    fastcompany:

    The Broken “Buy-One, Give-One” Model: 3 Ways To Save Toms Shoes

    First, the Toms buy-one-give-one model does not actually solve a social problem. Rather, the charitable act of donating a free pair of shoes serves as little more than a short-term fix in a system in need of long-term, multi-faceted economic development, health, sanitation, and education solutions.

    “What’s wrong with giving away shoes?” you might be thinking. “At least they’re doing something.” The problem, we’ve learned, is when that “something” can do more harm than good.

    Read on->

    I’ve never owned Toms, but this is an interesting read

    Fuck Western privilege.

     
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    Well said….
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    First, the Toms buy-one-give-one model does not actually solve a social problem. Rather, the charitable act of donating...
  7. beautifulmoonlightdreams reblogged this from introvertedactivist and added:
    Very interesting article.
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  10. elephantsandorchids reblogged this from shawnananan and added:
    Fuck Western privilege.
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    Finally. An article summarizing my issues with such companies like Toms and Warby Parker. These buy one give one...
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    As an avid TOMS advocate, I’ve been asking myself on this One Day Without Shoes “What happens when TOMS go out of...
  23. missflower reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    A vitally important question to ask for both consumers and producers: am I actually helping?
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    Should’ve known better
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  34. shawnananan reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    I’ve never owned Toms, but this is an interesting read
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    Just bought myself TOMS, but great points in this FC article regarding the sustainability of the business model and its...
  38. diaryofacomebackqueen reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    definitely worth reading and forming your own opinion
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