Two brothers building homes for fellow orphans
” After all we have seen in life we felt we needed to create something special” – Rob & Paul
Gandys has been created by brothers Rob & Paul, who had a bohemian upbringing, travelling and volunteering all over the world. The brothers wanted to create something unique, driven by their personal passion after the tragic loss of their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami. Rob & Paul founded Gandys with the vision to fund their charitable foundation; ‘Orphans for Orphans’ supporting children in need and to create a legacy in their parents name.
Rob & Paul wanted to do something innovative, that would reflect the vibrant upbringing they had. They thought the best way to express all the different cultures they experienced on their travels was to create a lifestyle brand with the ethos of explore & inspire.
The brothers are dedicated to trying to create a better future for fellow Orphans as it was the children of Sri Lanka that helped the brothers and their younger siblings survive and escape. Gandys has built its very own children’s home in the Sri Lanka to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Tsunami. With various homes now funded in Sri Lanka and India the brothers are hoping more people will join them on their journey in creating a better future for those less fortunate.
Due to all of the support so far, Gandys have built their very own first kids campus in Sri Lanka, which will be helping the lives of around 400 people. The home has been built in a town called ‘Mau Gama’ which actually means ‘Mothers Village’. They hope this will be just one of many to come as they have decided to expand from doing just flip flops. Rob and Paul built one home by designing just flip flops and realised that if they do other products, then hopefully they can start building homes all over the world and hopefully open one every year. Their original idea was to open a children’s home by the 10th year anniversary of the tsunami, but now they have extended that to hopefully opening one in every continent.
Designed in London – Inspired by Travel – Fuelled by Giving Back
It all started with just flip flops, this was how Gandys was born. Out of their passion for experimenting & creating they have released a variety of stunning flip flops, using them as a canvas for their creativity. As a place where there are no guidelines and rules it lets us combine the old and the new and provokes us to bring innovative, progressive and thoughtful ideas to life. They will continue to release authentic and stylish pieces of art to accompany you on those travels.
Gandys are really proud of these amazing round towels, they are fully unique and implement their authentic print designs from around the world, also using a hand-died screen print and finished with fabric tassels. The towels are a must have accessory for the summer and they can be utilised in a number of ways. Being a lifestyle brand, we think they make a great yogo mats or picnic blankets, perfect for anyone who likes to explore in style.
Being inspired by travel Gandys understand how essential the perfect bag is to the everyday traveler. The Gandys collection of bags has been thoughtfully designed from the ground up, to include details that aid in daily journeys, featuring timeless silhouettes inspired by The World around us, each piece evokes a bit of nostalgia yet offers a modern functionality. Gandys continues to redefine timeless design while maintaining a fine regard for detail.
Gandys collection of sunglasses mixes timeless style with the luxury of exotic hardwoods. Their iconic designs have been hand crafted and each pair is unique with individual grains, character and natural finish. Each finish is as unique as the adventures you’ll have in them.
Also, Gandys, the travel inspired brand have collaborated with The Rolling Stones to bring you an exciting new collection of bags, round towels and flip flops for the Spring Summer season, which is all being featured in The Saatchi Gallery!
Rob and Paul feel honoured to have The Rolling Stones behind the Orphans for Orphans initiative.The Rolling Stones was their Dad’s favourite band, which makes it even more exciting for the brothers. Gandys, collaborated with The Rolling Stones to create a staple pair of flip flops, bags and a unique designed round towel for the Spring Summer season, which have all been designed by Rob and Paul. The incredible round towel is hand dip died with the world famous ‘tongue and lip design’. The bags have the Gandys logo in bold with ‘The Rolling Stones design’ on each side of the bag. The flip flops also share logos, but are made using a special rubber mix with the newest Gandys strap. All of the products are very unique and are all inspired by travel.
All of the latest designs are now available at online with Gandys