“We don’t want to change your lifestyle, we want your lifestyle to help change the world.”voscares.com
Vos is a sandal company making comfortable, colorful flip-flops for adults and kids, sourcing exclusively from an ethical global supply chain.
Vos was started as a means to not only provide employment but also to give back in the form of healthcare and education, focusing efforts on underprivileged communities across Guatemala. Ten percent of sales are allocated to these programs, overseen by “Give Back Allies” such as the United Nations Global Compact, to ensure they are run efficiently.
After spending years volunteering as a translator with organizations that provide medical care in rural areas of Latin America, Vos founderJose Alejandro Floreshad had firsthand experience with the needs of these communities. In 2013, he was featured as a global finalist for the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award of Corporate Excellence. When Flores was introduced at the Global Sourcing Council Awards, Dr. Zia Khan of the Rockefeller Foundation called him “one of the most intriguing international entrepreneurs (I’ve) ever met.”