Website of the day: Gandys

Following on quite nicely from yesterday's suggestion about buying things in a more ethically aware way, here’s an amazing story of how some good can come out of tragic events.

The two brothers behind gandysflipflops.com lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated Asia in 2004. It was an event that would understandably have a fundamental impact on their lives but it also inspired a desire to see what they could do to make a significant change.

The result is a footwear brand that produces stylish flipflops and then channels the profits into good causes that help orphans all over the world.

If you’re restocking your summer wardrobe this year, we reckon you could do a lot worse than adding a pair of these to your shopping list.

You might think that is almost definitely just for our overseas readers, as summer doesn’t appear to be happening in the UK this year, but we reckon everybody should be wearing these regardless.