Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DeFeet follow up

Here are some photos and a link to the presentation I did at the Clinton School of Public Service last week. These artists put out some of the most creative TOMS I have ever seen...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Today in Little Rock

Recently, The Clinton Foundation invited me to come visit Little Rock, AR for a couple events. Connie Falls, philanthropist, stylist, designer, and amazing supporter of TOMS, put together this incredible fashion show titled DeFeet, to "walk all over poverty." Project Runway contestant Korto Momolu, Little Rock local Erin Lorenzen, and young students will be sending their work down the runway, and the models will be wearing TOMS that have been styled by the designers. All of these TOMS are going up for auction, with proceeds benefiting the Clinton Foundation and Heifer International.

(They're also auctioning off a pair of hand-painted Peter Max TOMS I might need to bid on for my Mom- shes a huge Peter Max fan.)Link

Friday, I will be talking to Government officials, philanthropists, and students of the Clinton School of Public Service. The school of Public Service is one of a kind, "focusing its teaching, research and policy-making exclusively on the emerging field of sharing and giving." Can't wait to share TOMS and our One for One business model with them and hear what projects they have in the works.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

TOMS + Dave Matthews Band

A couple months ago, an amazing opportunity landed on our door step. I have to be honest, we're fortunate to have a lot of great individuals approach TOMS and want to do collaborations or partnerships, but this one in particular was really cool, and we knew right away we had to move forward.

Dave Matthews Band has been pioneering the music industry for over 17 years. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide and have toured thousands upon thousands of miles all over the world. For this, and many other reasons, we knew they would be a great compliment to the TOMS Vagabond Tour.

The Spring 2009 Vagabond Vans have been out for a few weeks and if you've already made it to one of their events, you've seen the DMB seal stamped on the side that says, "Official Soundtrack." So what does that mean? When you watch the Vagabond's weekly videos on the TOMS YouTube channel, you'll hear Dave Matthews Band tunes... as well as some exclusive content. The band has also given us a stack of concert tickets to their shows, which the Vagabonds will be giving away at their events all semester long. You can see the Vagabond Tour schedule on the Events tab of the Facebook Page and DMB tour schedule here.

Its so neat to have one of the most influential, progressive, forward-thinking, change-making bands in American culture supporting the TOMS One for One mission? It's just amazing. We hope to soon see millions of Dave Matthews Band fans sporting TOMS and becoming part of this movement with us!

Friday, March 6, 2009

More in DC

Just left the meeting - pretty inspirational. The administration really does want our input, each gave their personal email addresses and encouraged dialogue. This photo is of me in front of the White House with my new friend Jake, who started Threadless. We're hatching some ideas to grow the One for One movement and get our TOMS community more creatively involved. More to come!

One for One + Obama

At an all day meeting with senior leadership from the Obama administration, along with a group of the top young business leaders in America, to present tangible solutions and ideas re: economic policies. What an unreal opportunity!