Tom’s footwear has been having quite a fall. Just last week the company was awarded the US government’s seal of approval by way of the ACE award — the Award for Corporate Excellence. Blake Mycoskie’s brainchild, which donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair sold, has also teamed up with Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus to stock a higher-end capsule collection fashioned with significantly more luxurious fabrics. Now Tom’s is working on a brand new collaboration with one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
“Toms Shoes has teamed up with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project on a limited-edition shoe, available on the shoe brand’s Website starting yesterday,” says Women’s Wear Daily. The fruits of the partnership are a unisex shoe embellished with baobab trees, an homage to Theron’s South African upbringing. At $54 a pop, “a portion of the proceeds from each pair will go directly to the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which provides education about the need to provide sustainable health, education and recreational resources to remote areas with high rates of HIV/AIDS.”