As people begin to care more about ethical practices in today’s society, it is necessary to consider the ethical practices of the companies consumers make purchases from. Whether its the origin of materials used or overall purpose of the company’s existence, consumers must evaluate who they are purchasing from. One company that many people have mixed feelings about is TOMS shoes, a for-profit company that focuses on selling shoes and other accessories.
TOMS Shoes’ Practices
Even further, TOMS has a slight impact on the local markets in the countries that they give shoes to. As a result, TOMS is not acting as supportive or helpful to the countries they deliver shoes, despite what their company or marketing claims.
Despite the differing beliefs everyone has regarding this for-profit company, it is important for those to make decisions based on their views on the impact of the TOMS business. While giving shoes to those in need in another country helps many children, there is always the possibility that it harms some local businesses and people in the area.