Every now and then I find a brand that really resonates with my world view. Twins For Peace is one of them. This awesome European company make brightly coloured shoes out of Italian fabric and leather, use recycled packaging, pay workers a fair wage and respect their rights.
Further, TWINS shoes have a big, fat, juicy difference. Not only are they made ethically, every time you buy a pair of TWINS, you donate a pair to a child in a developing country. Pretty bloody excellent. Their mission is to create a product that is simple and elegant and at the same time cool and socially responsible.
Each TWINS collection is associated with a Shoe Project that is established in partnership with an NGO in a developing country (the video at the very bottom documents this). Each time you wear you TWINS, you act as a TWINS Ambassador. The TWINS you buy will finance the donation of a second pair of shoes to a needy child. The second pair of shoes are produced in the Shoe Project's country, as a way to stimulate its economy. Each pair of shoes donated is tailored to the needs of the children.
After each collection, the TWINS for Peace team travels to the country of the collection's Shoe Project and directly invests all of the money raised. They purchase shoes from a local factory helping both the children and the local economy.
It really does not get better than that in the land of fashion. Oh, yeah - except that because TWINS, together with Soboutiq, want YOU to be an ambassador they are GIVING AWAY one pair of shoes from their Classic range (pictured below) to a reader of The Beetle Shack.
To enter this awesome giveaway
for your very own pair of Twins For Peace shoes;
1.Become a follower of The Beetle Shack via Google Friend Connect
2.Head over to Facebook and 'like' the ever generous crew at Soboutiq
3. Check out the Twins For Peace website and choose your favourite colour in the Twins Classic range (vertes is pictured above)
For extra chances to win:
Write your own post about this giveaway, tweet about it, facebook it or knock on your neighbours door and tell them about it before
leaving me a comment (for each) telling me that you have.