Flip flips: c/o Gandys
I love me a good flip flop; they're a firm summer staple in my wardrobe and they were pretty much the only things on my feet when I went travelling last year. I have my Havaianas (who doesn't?) and I love them, but I have seen new brand Gandys pop up more and more recently and the story behind them is inspiring.
Ardent travellers, brothers Rob and Paul set up Gandys after losing both of their parents in the 2004 Tsunami, which gave them a real drive to become a success and also help others in the process; they give 10% of their profits to Mango Tree House in India, which helps give orphans education and healthcare. As their strapline says - they are 'orphans for orphans'.
The flip flops themselves are really comfy, come in a variety of colours and are all named after different destinations around the globe - the ones I'm wearing are Durban green.
They can be found at House of Fraser, Topman Oxford Street, Office, ASOS, and will be coming to Selfridges this summer.
On an unrelated note - for all you single ladies I've seen a pic of the brothers - they're pretty cute aaand have good ethical values!