I started this brand because I want to make a difference. I want to contribute to the causes that are dear to my heart. I was tired of merely sharing links on FB, occasionally talking to friends who would listen about what mattered to me, and trying to convince people where we need to see a change. I knew the most effective and rewarding way, for me, is directly supporting and empowering those whose lives are dedicated to protecting humanity and our mother nature.
I chose to create Tom is Not a Boy to start a business where both my creativity and my desire to give back and contribute to the world became a reality. I want each of you to know that every time you buy from us, you make a difference!
Know that every time you buy one of our products we will make a donation to environmental and human rights groups we love to support. Knowing I'm making a difference makes me happy, and I hope it will make you happy and proud as well.
Our policy is to donate at least 10% of pretax profits to these groups because, today more than ever, we need to support each other and protect our planet.
You may think 10% doesn't sound like much, but there is great strength in numbers! Teamwork makes dreams work ;)
I also believe that clothing is an opportunity to express ourselves and our beliefs and we want to support you in the freedom and power of your self-expression!
My aim is to empower creativity while always respecting mother nature.
With love and gratitude,
Olimpia Valli Fassi
Founder and Creator of tomisnotaboy
THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevates Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Google Earth. Mission Blue also embarks on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection. Currently, the Mission Blue alliance includes more than 180 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations, from large multinational companies to individual scientific teams doing important research. Additionally, Mission Blue supports the work of conservation NGOs around the world that share the mission of building public support for ocean protection. With the concerted effort and passion of people and organizations around the world, Hope Spots can become a reality and form a global network of marine protected areas large enough to restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.
was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.
Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with three million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.