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As designers and creators, our work revolves around solving problems and bringing new solutions to the market. However, the pressure of tight deadlines and business objectives often leads to compromises and shortcuts that can hinder meaningful work.
As designers, entrepreneurs, and creators of products, companies, and things, our work is about solving specific problems, and bringing new solutions to the market.
In the pursuit of fast results and overnight success, there is a risk of unintentionally harming the very people we are trying to help. A prime example of this is Toms Shoes, a company that pioneered the One-for-One donation model. While their mission is noble, this model has created long-term problems in the communities they aim to assist.
Toms shoes is a company in the business of improving lives through the shoes that they sell. Over the past decade or so, they've gained recognition and influence as one of the leading nonprofits in the U.S. and world-wide. Toms Shoes pioneered the One-for-One donation model.