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"(I witnessed) the intense pockets of poverty just outside the bustling capital," he wrote in a 2011 article for The Business Insider. Yes, I knew somewhere in the back of my mind that poor children around the world often went barefoot, but now, for the first time, I saw the real effects of being shoeless: the blisters, the sores, the infections." Inspired, Mycoskie returned to the United States and founded Shoes for Better Tomorrows.
Designed as a for-profit business which could continually give new shoes to disadvantaged children, he created the "One for One" business model: the company would donate a new pair of shoes for every pair of shoes sold.
In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby.
As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers. While traveling in Argentina in 2006, Blake witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes.
The company was quickly profitable, and was bought by Clear Channel nine months after its launch.
From shoes to eyewear and now a book, Blake's unique approach to business has awarded him with numerous accolades.Over the course of its first five years, TOMS was successful enough in providing shoes for children in need.But Blake, having recognized other vital needs during his travels around the world, realized that One for One® could be applied to more than shoes.A member of the Survivor production team told them about The Amazing Race, which had yet to debut, and they instead pursued a team position on that show.They competed in the second season of The Amazing Race and finished in third place, missing a million dollar prize by four minutes.