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The Impact of Street Art is Going Beyond Just a Canvas

TOMS shoes have been around since 2006 and if you don’t have a pair of your own then I’m sure you know someone who does. For those of you who are not aware of the TOMS epidemic, TOMS shoes is very well known for their “One for One” program. The One for One allows you to give back to those who are in need all over the world. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help someone in need. Whether it be clean water for a week, a new pair of shoes or restoring someones eye sight, Toms is the god of shoe makers.

Just when you thought TOMS couldn’t be more generous, they have just recently come out with a limited addition shoe collection. TOMS Haiti Artist Collective offers men and women shoes with hand-painted designs from Haitian artists. In a country with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, TOMS commissioned 30 artists to create these limited edition shoes. Allowing the Haitian artists to express the beauty in their culture to the rest of the world.

However, a new company has taken TOMS Haiti Artist to the next level. Bucketfeet, celebrates self-expression and connect people through art. Painters, graffiti artists, writers, illustrators, tattoists and many more original creators are a part of the movement. The BucketFeet Artist Network consists of 2000+ artists in more than 35 countries. Bucketfeet hopes this art movement uses the power of art to unite people and break down barriers, and through their products.

Both of these companies do not only have great products but purchasing their products have more meaning then the average.  You’re experience with these brands is everlasting beyond just the “successful purchase” page.

Check out some of our favorites from both of these collections :

Bucketfeet:

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Artist: Richer Poorer’s Joe Tornatzky

Designed in: California

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Photo taken from bucketfeet.com

Artist: Jayson Atienza
Designed in: New York, New York

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Photo taken from bucketfeet.com

Artist: Sukio

Designed in: Hiroshima, Japan

TOMS:

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photo taken from toms.com

Natural Jean’s Surfer

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photo taken from toms.com

Chocolate Carlene’s Sunset

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photo taken from toms.com

Black Romuald Romuald’s Fields

 

 

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