â€œWe sell shoes, but BANGS has transformed into so much more than that,â€ BANGS Shoes founder, Hannah Davis, expressed. Â
Hannah was teaching English in China when she came up with the idea to start the shoe company. Â â€œBangsâ€ is the Mandarin word for â€œhelp,â€ which perfectly embodies the mission of the company. Â BANGS shoes is not only a shoe company; it is a social mission that encourages adventure, creativity and creating a lasting, positive impact on the community around us. Â
The company takes 20% of their profits to give, in the form of a loan, to entrepreneurs looking to start their own business. Â With a 99% rate of repayment of loans, you could say that BANGS has helped start many successful businesses. Â The companyâ€™s slogan, â€œYour adventure helps others find theirs,â€ is a perfect description of how buying a pair of BANGS can help someone from across the world begin their adventure of creating a business. Â BANGS has invested in 700 hand-picked entrepreneurs from 63 different countries. Â
BANGS has also started an Ambassador Program that gives customers and social media followers the opportunity to help spread the word of the company and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Â Hannah explained, â€œOur Ambassador Program has gone from students who represent a shoe company, into a community of kindness, encouragement and positivity.â€ Â Â The community aspect of the Ambassador Program is a big reason why so many people are inclined to join. Â
So why are the shoes, themselves, such a bang? Â They have all of the elements that make a perfect shoe: comfort, style, affordability and practicality. Â The shoes were modeled after work boots used by many workers and farmers in China. Â Their design allows them to be versatile in their uses. Â They are great for many adventures such as, hiking, biking, exploring nature and so many other activities!
What started out as a simple shoe company has turned into a community focused on giving back, helping one another and spreading positivity. Â â€œAs much as I’d love to take credit for it, I have to credit the people who have joined our program and run with our slogan, â€˜Your Adventure Helps Others Find Theirs,â€™â€ Hannah shared.
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