Charlize Theron is putting her own spin on TOMS’s signature alpargata. The Oscar-winning actress has teamed up with the social enterprise to create a limited edition of shoes to benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, a nonprofit Theron founded in 2007 to support African youth in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Available in women’s and kids’ sizes, the orange kicks feature an embroidered version of CTAOP’s sun-shaped logo, plus the organization’s motto, “Reach Out, Think Beyond, and Look Within.”
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“TOMS is a blank canvas, and that’s what’s really fun about creating a partnership,” says Blake Mycoskie, the company’s founder. “[The CTAOP team was] able to take a portion of their logo, their colors, their mantra; and the fun thing about it for our customers is they get to wear their mission.”
“The relationship I’ve had with TOMS is one that I cherish because none of us can do it alone,” Theron says.
Theron concurs. “The success of this work really relies on meeting like-minded people,” she says. “The relationship I’ve had with TOMS is one that I cherish because none of us can do it alone.”
Like all of TOMS’ shoes, for every pair purchased, another pair will go to a child in need.