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TOMS Shoes Geography
Transcript of TOMS Shoes Geography
in Santa Monica, California. 34 degrees N, 119 degrees W. Southwest of Illinois. Design Idea/ Place Argentina 34 degrees S, 64 degrees W. Southeast of Illinois Megan Frasik, Bella Biwer pd.9 Where Shoes are Sent TOMS are sent to at least 40 countries.
Such as Guatemala, Haiti, Rwanda, and the United States. 15 degrees N, 91 degrees W. South of Illinois. Argentina Haiti 19 degrees N, 73 degrees W. Southeast of Illinois. Rwanda 2 degrees S, 30 degrees E. Southeast of Illinois. United States 40 degrees N, 99 degrees W. Arrows demonstrate movement and location of where TOMS go to. Based off of the Argentine Alpargata design, demonstrating their type of culture. Region Common Characteristic All theses countries have the issue of families in poverty and being in a struggle to survive. Having TOMS is a common characteristic throughout these countries. Movement Ideas/ Design Originally, the idea began in California, then going throughout the United States, finally to other countries in need.
Movement of traditional Alpargata design from Argentina, then to various countries.
Profits made from the shoes go to families around the world in poverty, in developing countries. Buy one, give one. Human Environment Interaction "Shoe Life" TOMS are made in Chinese factories by average workers receiving minimum wage.
TOMS are made from pig skin, which make up the bottom padding, cotton, outside shell covering foot, and plastic foam, making the sole.
Cotton- Cotton is grown on plants, where people then have to harvest it. It is then spun and woven to be suitable for the shoes. After this process, it is given to the companies in China to be produced. Organization TOMS is a profit
organization that helps the issue of poverty. When you buy a pair of TOMS shoes, you are then "giving" a pair to a child or adult in need. 75% of the profits made from the sales of these shoes then go to different countries to continue assisting with this problem. Sources "Toms Shoes." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 30 Apr. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toms_Shoes>. "The problem with TOMS shoes & its critics." Weblog post. Kelsey Timmerman. 1 May 2013 <whereamiwearing.com/2011/04/toms-shoes/>. “TOMS shoes, history.” Website. 4 May 2013 <toms.com/toms-shoes> “Why TOMS?” Article post, 4 May 2013 <lindamhong.com/toms-shoes/> "Toms Shoe" Website. 12 May 2013