June 19, 2014
TOMs shoes at the U.S. Embassy
I was invited to a reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, to meet Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMs shoes, and one of the world’s most generous philanthropists.
We were given a presentation of the TOMs venture, and Mycoskie explained how the whole project came to being as well as how the journey has evolved.
In addition, the “Models Giving Back“-project was presented, which is a campaign with fashion magazine ELLE and models Siri Tollerød, Erjona Ala and Alexandra Ørbeck-Nilssen, where the models get to donate funds and shoes to charity. All in all, it was indeed a very charitable afternoon.
All photos: Daniel Bratterud