If you've not yet heard about Gandys Flipflops, you really need to check out this amazing and inspirational brand, founded by two young brothers who lost their parents in the 2004 tsunami.  

Rob and Paul Forkan were travelling along the coast of Sri Lanka with their family when the tsunami hit, and aged just 11 and 13, had to learn to fend for themselves The experience of losing their parents made the brothers want to help other orphans, and this ultimately led to the idea for Gandy's: a flipflop brand that helps to raise money for children in need around the world.

Gandy's flipflops: womens shoes

It's clear from the massive success story at TOMS shoes, that people like buying shoes that also help out a charity, so we see a bright future ahead for Gandys - whose products are now stocked at Schuh, ASOS, Selfridges, House of Fraser and many more major UK stores. The shoes are priced between £14 and £20, with a donation from every pair sold going towards projects helping orphaned children. Their current aim is to build a Gandys children's home, and they are on target to sell the 230,000 pairs that will secure them the funds to do so. 

The flipflops themselves stand out from many other styles on the market, thanks to their distinctive plaited style branded strap and uber squishy rubber base. They come in a range of stylish, trend-driven colours, and there's also a limited edition range at Selfridges featuring exclusive metallic toned patterns. 

We think this is a fantastic cause to get behind, and will certainly be rocking these shoes on the beach!

Find out more about the brothers and their unique endevour in the short video below, including how you can become a brand ambassador for Gandys: