Monday, August 8, 2011

Twins For Peace Giveaway - Be Cool, Be Good

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.

TWINS FOR PEACE - Mozambic Shoe Project 2010 from TWINS FOR PEACE on Vimeo.

Get into it!


  1. what an amazing concept! i'm a podiatrist with a focus in paediatrics and this is such a beautiful idea! i feel sad that i haven't heard of it earlier. what a lovely gift to able to give someone and in such an easy way. i'm forwarding this link to my friends as we speak! great find em!

  2. Woo! I have done all three things. I would dearly love to get a blue pair for my husband, to replace the blue sand shoes he wears at the moment, they belonged to my Granddad and he hasn't found any he likes half as much - I think these would totally cut it.

  3. What fantastic giveaway! I love the vertes color - very cute!

  4. This is totally cool! And I love that they don't just send the shoes - they actually help the local economy. I just realised that I haven't been following (thought I had) - Fixed that now! :)

  5. P.S. I can't decide between the vertes or the rouges!

  6. This is brilliant Em.
    I'm a GFC follower and would love to win the beige pair.
    No the green.
    No no, the beige or the red....ok let's leave it at the beige.

    xx Felicity

  7. I like the look of the rouge ones. Cool idea. xx

  8. Fab giveaway Mr Gorgeous Frenchy is going to be selling them on our new website and we are so excited to have him on board as the concept and design is just what we are about.... I did a post about them a while back...what you mean you don't read my blog daily ;( wink wink x

  9. Wowsers! What a cool idea, there really needs to be more people in the world like them.
    I have to have the vertes pair shown, cos green is ace and I like it a lot!
    Have liked on facebook and of course I'm a follower! Does being a little obsessed count for another chance to win??!
    Will mention in my next post, but will let you know when this is done.
    Love your work chick!
    Rach xx

  10. HALLELULJAH! I can comment again!! I just deleted my cookies - and now I AM BACK! WOOT! Here ends the radio silence. YIPEE!!

    How cool are these shoes? Thanks for showing us the coolness over here lady.

    Done. Done. Done.
    Classic Blanches.

  11. Amazing concept, very very cool people. I love the classic bleues although there is not a bad colour amongst them - gorgeous. Shared the love on Facebook.

  12. wow, now this is a cool giveaway! Okay I love the vertes or the bleues in the classic range. Off to like the facebook page. Lou xx

  13. very cool lady! yep i like the vertes too, but wish they came in the yellow! Have liked also :)

  14. Awesome giveaway!! I'm a new fan/follower, sent here by Rhiannon... So hard to choose between the vertes and the turquoise! I think I'd need a few days to analyse my wardrobe and make a considered decision!

  15. Love it!! I'm already a follower (and big fan).

    I think I'd chose the classic beige. But I think I also love them all.

    Talia Christine

  16. ...and blogged.
    oh and i forgot to say i'm in love with the classic turquoise!

  17. WOW .. some people are just so cool aren't they.
    SO many great colours ... maybe the green, or the blue, no the turquoise. Oh lets face it - I love them all!

  18. Very very cool. Loving the vertes. And the lookbook photos. They're gorgeous! FIngers crossed x

  19. love this! what a fabulous idea... and the shoes are stylish too! bonus! my fave colour is the beige... boring i know (i prefer to think 'classic')!

    Kel :)

  20. Fantastic giveaway! I love the the vertes colour too, the company sounds amazing! x

  21. done, done, and done.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Gimme gimme! Vertes, please. No, rouges. No, vertes.

  22. What an unreal concept. I'm in! Kellie xx

  23. I love ideas like this. I will be supporting this company. I have facebooked and will post as soon as I have commented.

    Red please.

  24. This is such a beautiful thing! I told my Mum, does that count? Megan xx

  25. Shared on FB

  26. Oh and Bou bou beige or beige black for me for sure xx

  27. I'm now a follower! Erica,

  28. I liked the Soboutiq page! Erica,

  29. I think the Classic bleues would be my pick! Cute! Erica,

  30. Oh yeah - totally loving this! Count me in... I love 'classic prune'... although they sound kinda ewww. haha!

  31. What an awesome sounding business! Thanks so much for sharing about them.
    Amy (found you through Paisley Jade)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em