This week’s Wednesday Wishes are heavily inspired by summer, what with all the wonderful and hot weather we have been having, it only felt right to pick on some of the things I could use whilst the sun is shining…
I first saw these on a campaign that they had run with Virgin and Richard Branson, then they started appearing everywhere.
Gandys are a unique flip flop brand started by 2 passionate young brothers that have had some serious life experiences leading them to start something that has real purpose. The brothers were tragically orphaned by the Boxing Day Tsunami, which they narrowly survived themselves. Following this they wanted to turn the ultimate negative into a positive and use all of their life experience to date to help others.
Having travelled for years, both with their family and individually, the brothers have always been closely involved with helping children in developing countries. With their footwear business they felt they could build a brand on their own beliefs so they created Orphans for Orphans. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tsunami, in 2014, the brothers are on target to open their first children’s home in their parents’ memory and eventually spread their work even further than this initial children’s home planned in India.
They make this money from their flip flops…
Gandys – £19.99, Size 3 – 8 in hot pink and yellow.
Designed with a distinctive & stylish rope strap for an original look and finished with the Gandys logo. Gandys passport stamp is embossed on the sole of every flip flop with a logo, adding purpose to your steps by becoming part of the Orphans for Orphans journey.
I was looking around my favourite Etsy shops last week and came across DesignosaurYEAH again. I’ve fallen in love with their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ring, at £12.12 they are a brilliant reminders from my childhood, watching the cartoon series during the 90s. Made from laser cut acrylic and adjustable, these are rings to keep. Mine’s a Michelangelo please 😉
Lastly, Urban Outfitter’s new Globetrotter collection launched last week and here are a couple of my picks:
The Project Scavanger Book – £8.99
Brought to you by the author of Wreck This Journal, Keri Smith, The Pocket Scavenger will take you on a journey collecting a variety of quirky items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, etc. To sum it up, it’s funny, moving, silly and serious – just what you want on your travels.
Green Boozie Bear – £10
This little Boozie Bear flask will keep you hydrated with a recommended daily dose of fun; complete with a screw-cap head. Doesn’t it just remind you of your gummy bears as a kid? 😀
Eastpak bring you their classic, dependable and durable Pak’R backpack featuring a zipped compartment at the front, a padded back and adjustable straps; finished with the Eastpak logo on the front pocket. This style has been updated in a bold print and, best of all, is guaranteed for 30 years! At the rate that my bags fall apart, it’s going to need it!
What are your wishes for this week? Are you going travelling this summer?