Prabal Garung’s Nepal-inspired shoe collection for TOMS

For every pair of shoes sold, another will be given to a child in need

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung is putting a philanthropic foot forward with a new collection for charitable shoe brand TOMS. In 2006, the founder of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie, created the One for One giving concept – where for each pair of shoes purchased, a pair is given to a child in need – with more than 60m donated worldwide to date.

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Gurung took inspiration for this collection – including trainers, espadrilles and boots – from traditional fabrics in his native Nepal. “I thought about those little Kathmandu streets, so full of colour and texture, and couldn’t help but design something related to home.” An extra £5 per pair from the collection will go to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal, which as well as funding children’s education is now focused on rebuilding after last year’s devastating earthquake.

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