In the late 19th century apples were exclusively used to make hard cider it wasn’t until the temperance movement . We all know TOMS shoes their buy one give one business model has made them massively successful what if I started shoe company and every time I sold a pair of shoes I gave a pair way. Well there is no Toms, he’s just a myth like Santa Claus, I know I was, surprised too but the real owner of Tom’s is a guy named Blake Mycoskie and as noble as Blake’s intentions may be the buy one give one model is incredibly misguided.
Before Blake founded TOMS shoes he was a reality star who appeared on The Amazing Race and Fox’s sexiest bachelor in America pageant we give away something even more valuable to choose. While on a trip to Argentina Blake saw the definitely effects of poverty with his own person blue eyes and he decided then and there to devote his life to helping the needy by giving them shoes. Is it generous to give people something they don’t want or need. What are you talking about, people in those countries need shoes.
Yeah how you know I don’t know when I think you something in Africa the village you know with oceans and no clothes isn’t this a little high every one sounds like music and walking with water jugs on their heads and this is condescending isn’t it. Tell you what why don’t we just ask someone from Africa we should probably hey Teddy how’s it going and I want you to meet my friend Emily do you have shoes in Uganda surprisingly yes we do have shoes we also have shoe stores and we also have cobbler but what about this TOMS said that you know with all the videos of the Shoeless children that’s what we call poverty porn.
Find the most extreme situations and make it look like the most common situation on the continent. Shoes is the least of our problems really guys, we are not worry over at about malaria, worried about any jobs, we are just worried about having electricity in the village for example like.
This kids don’t need shoes why did they take them in the first place. If kids doesn’t understand the ramifications of mere receiving these free shoes from somebody in America like what kind of ramifications but what it does is actually put people who are creating shoes right out of business. It takes away the agency of the community to be self-sustaining. Yeah one study showed that free clothing donations to Africa reduced employment in their garment industry by half. and here’s the kicker shoes Toms gives away cost them only four dollars to make but we take off 60 so if i get a pair of four-dollar shoes and they give away a pair of four-dollar shoes where the other $52 go.
Look TOMS act like their charity but they’re a for-profit company last year Blake sold his stake in Toms in a deal that valued them at six hundred million dollars. Corporations are so evil know what corporations are capable of doing plenty of good in the world like when they contribute to local economies, buy one give one model doesn’t help anyone.