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October 2023

Apparel Group’s Brand TOMS Celebrates World Mental Health Day with Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities

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An initiative to raise awareness, reduce stigma and contribute to the mental and emotional well-being of those in the special needs community. 

TOMS Middle East dedicated a day to visit the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities on World Mental Health Day, and the experience was truly heartwarming and profoundly impactful. This special day provided a unique opportunity to demonstrate our unwavering support and solidarity for individuals with special needs while simultaneously increasing awareness about the crucial significance of mental health. 

Indeed, this endeavor went beyond a mere gesture of support. It served as a valuable opportunity for personal growth, learning, and the dissemination of awareness regarding the vital importance of mental health, a concern that transcends abilities or challenges. This memorable day held the potential to create a lasting impact on both the individuals at the center and all those who were part of this meaningful experience. 

“At Apparel Group, we are dedicated to promoting well-being and embracing diversity every single day. Through the distinct identities of our various brands, such as TOMS, our focus is on caring for one another. We are actively striving to ensure that mental health is a topic of conversation and that every individual is welcomed and appreciated. Our goal is to establish a community where each person’s individual narrative is honored and cherished” – Sima Ganwani Ved, Founder and Chairwoman, Apparel Group 

About Apparel Group LLC 

Apparel Group is a leading powerhouse in the fashion and lifestyle industry residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to Millions of eager shoppers through its 2025+ retail stores and 80+ brands on all platforms while employing over 20,000+ multicultural staff.   

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Egypt. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary and Philippines. 

Apparel Group has created an omni-channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear, and lifestyles such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot, and Rituals.  

Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades. 


In 2006, we created a new way of doing business by merging profit and purpose.  Since then our mission has never changed; use business to improve lives.  When you buy TOMS, you help fund access to mental health resources for the millions of people who need them.  We do this by giving ⅓ of profits in support of grassroots organizations focused on creating more equity at the local level. To date, we have impacted over 100 million lives through our giving. 

At TOMS, we are proud to wear our impact on our feet. From our iconic Alps and espadrilles to seasonal boots and sandals to eyewear and apparel, we bring classic, comfortable, and on-trend ways to show you choose to WEAR GOOD.  

As a Certified B Corp, we meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.  Our score in the Community category is in the top 5% of all B Corp organizations, earning us a Best for the World award. 

And we are just getting started.  Each pair of TOMS that you buy helps us to give more. So join us because when you wear TOMS, you WEAR GOOD.