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ABOUT GANDYS

FROM SURVIVAL TO SUCCESS


THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER CORPORATE BRAND STORY


The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.



1990's


AS KIDS WE WERE TOLD TO

DON'T JUST EXIST



PIONEERING PARENTS

 

1990's

 

In 2001, Rob and Paul's parents removed their children from school. They sold everything they had in order to allow their family to explore, learn and volunteer around the world. Continuing their parent’s legacy, the brothers continue to pioneer around the globe, heading on adventures and giving back by taking part in charitable projects.


UNIQUE UPBRINGING

 

1990's

 

Rob and Paul certainly had a unique bohemian upbringing. They learnt maths by going to the market and bartering for fruit and veg and adding up the bill for the shopping. They learnt about religion by visiting temples, mosques and churches across India and they learnt geography and history through travelling the world.

 

Rob and Paul’s passion for volunteering and travelling developed after they left school at any early age. The life skills they learned from home schooling enlightened them to give back as they were exposed to the inequality other children and families endured.

 

26/12/2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING



Boxing Day 2004

 

7:59 AM

 

The deadliest Tsunami in record history takes the lives of 230,000 people in a matter of hours.

 

Arising from the Indian Ocean, the tsunami released as much pent-up power as several thousand atomic bombs. Devastatingly, Sri Lanka was the one of the country's worst hits. More than 30,000 people were swept away by the waves and hundreds of thousands left homeless.

 

Aged eight to seventeen, Rob, Paul, Mattie and Rosie made a harrowing 200km trek across the decimated country to discover what happened to the parents.

 

On this day Rob and Paul Forkan, and their younger siblings, were orphaned.


READ THE STORY THAT STARTED IT ALL


“An absolutely amazing story, not only of survival but of grief and building a life you never expected you’d have from such tragic circumstances."

 

 

"The Forkan family had no idea of the horror that waited for them on Boxing Day, 2004."

 

Teal Bali Backpack Bundle - Gandys

Sold out


2010's


RESILIENCE IS KEY. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO OVERCOME ANYTHING



WHAT STARTED IN OUR BEDROOM

 

2010's


WITH ONE PAIR OF FLIP FLOPS

 

2010's

 


HAS GROWN INTO A MOVEMENT

 

2010's


ONE THAT WE HAVE SHARED WITH THE WORLD

 

2010's

 

DON'T JUST ACCEPT THE

WORLD THE WAY IT IS

THE GANDYS FOUNDATION

2012


In 2013 Rob and Paul set up The Gandys Foundation: Orphans for Orphans. A registered charity funded from profits and donations, every purchase with Gandys goes towards building a kids campus across the globe. Beginning with Opening a campus in Sri Lanka to help other families and children who had been hit with the Tsunami, Gandys now have campuses in Brazil, Nepal, Malawi and Mongolia.



OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

 

A SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

 

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE


EDUCATION

 


MEDICATION


NUTRITION

2021


WHERE ARE WE AT?



FIVE KIDS CAMPUSES AND COUNTING

 

2020's


The brothers continue to produce travel clothing and accessories at a high quality to fund the Gandys foundation. During the pandemic, the brothers sent care packages to all their campuses and hope to travel there again soon. They are currently working on building more campuses around the globe to help underprivileged children.



SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING

 

2020's


Constantly striving towards being more sustainable, Gandy’s new range of Namaste backpacks are made from 10 recycled bottles. We’ve already achieved so much in making the world a better place, however, we want to show this throughout all platforms of the brand, especially in our product supply chain.


FULL PRODUCT LINE

 

2020's


Gandys now provides a vast range of high quality travel clothing and accessories for every type of adventure. Explore without limits as we continue to push boundaries in the extension of our products.



ROB AND PAULS' VISION

The brothers continue to work hard in order to make sure children do not have to face the hardships they did, or at least when they do have the rug ripped from under them, somewhere is there helping.


ABOUT GANDYS

ABOUT GANDYS

FROM SURVIVAL TO SUCCESS

 

 

 

 

THIS ISN'T JUST ANOTHER CORPORATE BRAND STORY

 

 

 

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 



1990's

 

 

 

AS KIDS WE WERE TOLD TO

DON'T JUST EXIST

 



PIONEERING PARENTS

 

 

1990's

 

 

In 2001, Rob and Paul's parents removed their children from school. They sold everything they had in order to allow their family to explore, learn and volunteer around the world. Continuing their parent’s legacy, the brothers continue to pioneer around the globe, heading on adventures and giving back by taking part in charitable projects.



UNIQUE UPBRINGING

 

 

1990's

 

 

Rob and Paul certainly had a unique bohemian upbringing. They learnt maths by going to the market and bartering for fruit and veg and adding up the bill for the shopping. They learnt about religion by visiting temples, mosques and churches across India and they learnt geography and history through travelling the world.

 

Rob and Paul’s passion for volunteering and travelling developed after they left school at any early age. The life skills they learned from home schooling enlightened them to give back as they were exposed to the inequality other children and families endured.

 

 

26/12/2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING



Boxing Day 2004

 

7:59 AM

 

The deadliest Tsunami in record history takes the lives of 230,000 people in a matter of hours.

 

Arising from the Indian Ocean, the tsunami released as much pent-up power as several thousand atomic bombs. Devastatingly, Sri Lanka was the one of the country's worst hits. More than 30,000 people were swept away by the waves and hundreds of thousands left homeless.

 

Aged eight to seventeen, Rob, Paul, Mattie and Rosie made a harrowing 200km trek across the decimated country to discover what happened to the parents.

 

On this day Rob and Paul Forkan, and their younger siblings, were orphaned.

 


READ THE STORY THAT STARTED IT ALL

 

“An absolutely amazing story, not only of survival but of grief and building a life you never expected you’d have from such tragic circumstances."

 

"The Forkan family had no idea of the horror that waited for them on Boxing Day, 2004."


Teal Bali Backpack Bundle - Gandys

Sold out



2010's

 

 

 

RESILIENCE IS KEY. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO OVERCOME ANYTHING

 



WHAT STARTED IN OUR BEDROOM

 

 

2010's



WITH ONE PAIR OF FLIP FLOPS

 

 

2010's



HAS GROWN INTO A MOVEMENT

 

 

2010's



ONE WE HAVE SHARED WITH THE WORLD

 

 

2010's

DON'T JUST ACCEPT THE

WORLD THE WAY IT IS

THE GANDYS FOUNDATION

2012

 

 

 

In 2013 Rob and Paul set up The Gandys Foundation: Orphans for Orphans. A registered charity funded from profits and donations, every purchase with Gandys goes towards building a kids campus across the globe. Beginning with Opening a campus in Sri Lanka to help other families and children who had been hit with the Tsunami, Gandys now have campuses in Brazil, Nepal, Malawi and Mongolia.

 



LESSONS WE HAVE TAUGHT

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 


A SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 


A SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 



OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

 



A SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

 



HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

 



A SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 


MEDICATION

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 


NUTRITION

 

The Gandys brothers lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. In their parent’s memory, they have created Gandys, a travel-inspired fashion brand who are dedicated to doing good, by building kids campuses and giving back to other underprivileged children around the world.

 

 


EDUCATION

 



MEDICATION

8



NUTRITION

 




2021

 

 

 

WHERE ARE WE AT?



FIVE KIDS CAMPUSES AND COUNTING

 

 

2020's

 

The brothers continue to produce travel clothing and accessories at a high quality to fund the Gandys foundation. During the pandemic, the brothers sent care packages to all their campuses and hope to travel there again soon. They are currently working on building more campuses around the globe to help underprivileged children.




SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING

 

 

2020's

 

Constantly striving towards being more sustainable, Gandy’s new range of Namaste backpacks are made from 10 recycled bottles. We’ve already achieved so much in making the world a better place, however, we want to show this throughout all platforms of the brand, especially in our product supply chain.



FULL PRODUCT LINE

 

 

2020's

 

Gandys now provides a vast range of high quality travel clothing and accessories for every type of adventure. Explore without limits as we continue to push boundaries in the extension of our products.



ROB AND PAULS' VISION

 

The brothers continue to work hard in order to make sure children do not have to face the hardships they did, or at least when they do have the rug ripped from under them, somewhere is there helping.

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SUPPORT THE WORK WE DO

 

 

 

 

 

PLAN YOUR DON'T JUST EXIST MOMENT


MARCH INTO SPRING



DON'T JUST BLEND IN



STAND OUT


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