Gandys Flip Flops is a company with an extremely compelling story behind the scenes fuelling the whole business and passion for the orphans for orphans concept. Here, we include a little bit of information behind the brand.
The founders of Gandys Rob & Paul had a unique education travelling the World with their parents as children volunteering to help less privileged children from the age of 13 & 11. Tragically they were orphaned themselves at the ages of 15 and 17 in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. Their journey back to the UK involved hitch hiking to the nearest national airport whilst looking after their youngest siblings aged 8 and 11. Part of rebuilding their lives was creating Gandys and coming up with the initiative ‘Orphans for Orphans’ to help less fortunate children.
The brothers along with their siblings were lucky enough to come back to friends and family who could ensure their safety. The brothers now after given the support of friends and family and local people in Sri Lanka helping them get home so they wanted to create something positive from their experience and now give back to others in need.
This is why Orphans for Orphans was created, the brothers were determined to continue their parent’s values & vision and create a legacy that would last generation after generation.
Orphans for Orphans signifies what the brothers represent and after years of going back to India & various other countries as the brothers continued to show their passion for travelling and volunteering they thought what was the lasting impact of this. The brothers had come to the conclusion that it was great to help children less fortunate with english, maths and enjoy helping with art, music & sport but ultimately they were still in the same position as the brothers would go back to their jobs. This was until the brothers thought if they could come up with a sustainable way of providing more than just their time. The brothers created Gandys in the hope of funding and building childrens projects. The brothers initially wanted to build a home for not only orphans but for under privileged children in India in their memory.
(Information from Gandys, Orphans for Orphans)
We are thrilled to support such an ethical company with such passion behind the brand. Check out our website or store for more information behind the brand and the collection we have available – with collections for men and women. Prices begin at £16.00 up to £22.00 – amazing value for a company supporting so much and bagging you a perfect holiday accompaniment!