No Mean Feet

Posted May 8th, 2014

This story left me speechless (it doesn't happen often!).

Having lost their parents in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, Rob and Paul Forkan (at just 13 and 11 years old) defied the odds and made their way home from Sri Lanka to London. Orphaned, they went on to finish their education and eventually hatched the idea of starting a company together. Something that would help other orphans around the world.

And so, Gandys flip flops were born. Funky, bright and durable, 10% of all sales go to their Orphans for Orphans mission and the final product has enjoyed massive success, loved by globe-trekkers and celebrities alike.

Why the name "Gandys"? Well, Rob once woke up at a festival with "a mouth like Gandhi's flip flop". The name stuck. A solidly good cause, an excellent product and a ruddy good sense of humour...these guys are just amazing. Only goes to show how good can come from even the most tragic of circumstances.

They have kindly given us a couple of pairs of Gandys flip flops to give away and we're pleased as punch to oblige. To be in with a chance of winning a pair, have a crack at this question...

What's the weirdest place you've ever set foot in?

Jot the idea down and email us at [email protected], scribble on our Facebook page or tweet us using #loaflovesgandys by Monday 12th May and we'll pick our favourite and announce two winners here on the blog the day after.

Best foot forward…

Charlie & the Loafers x

The nitty gritty competition terms and conditions

  • 2 winners will each win a pair of Gandys flip flops in their chosen size.
  • Each person is limited to one entry only and Loaf will pick two winners at random from the correct answers received.
  • Entries submitted after 12th May 2014 will not be counted.
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday 13th May 2014 and notified by email on the same day.
  • By entering the competition you give Loaf the right to use your name for the sole purpose of identifying you as a winner of the competition on our blog and other social media sites.
  • The prize is non-transferrable.
  • No purchase necessary.