“As founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS, a retail company with a mission of social entrepreneurship — Blake Mycoskie launched his company eight years ago intent on giving back. The premise of TOMS was simple: For every purchased pair of shoes another pair would be donated to children in need in 60 countries all over the world.

The spirit of this trademarked “One for One” philosophy has informed how TOMS has grown, as the company added eyewear to their repertoire and moved into other ventures.

Last year, TOMS Marketplace was launched — a digital hub that calls attention to similarly socially-minded companies and gives customers an opportunity to shop with a cause in mind.”

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