Upgrade your Apple Watch with a TOMS Watchband and give solar light to an African family

TOMS is an amazing company. It was founded on the principle of taking care of people through business. In 2006, it decided to sell shoes – buy one, give one.

“TOMS Shoes has provided over 60 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006, TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 400,000 since 2011 and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 335,000 weeks of safe water since launching in 2014. In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.” – TOMS

Taking another step forward, TOMS has released new watchbands for Apple Watch users. Not only do the watchbands give the Watch a cool and unique look, but each sale provides one year of solar lighting for a family in Africa. According to the IEA, almost 1.2 billion people lack access to safe and reliable electricity which means they don’t have light. TOMS partnered with SolarAid and Solar Sister to provide such a basic necessity with every purchase. Solar lighting allows more time for studying, a healthier alternative to kerosene or wood lamps and increased safety at night during travelling and chores.

The bands come in a wide variety and colors, and start at $75.

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Some colors are already sold out due to the overwhelming demand, but more watchbands are coming soon. Head on over to TOMS to learn more.

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