TOMS is an California-based brand founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2006. Toms is known especially for its iconic slip-on shoes, designed with inspiration drawn from the traditional Argentinian alpargata shoe. For every pair of shoe purchased, Toms' One for One® charity movement provides one pair of shoes to a child in need in one of its 50 collaborating countries. Profit is also used to improve access to clean water and professional health care. "We're in business to improve lives."