Clothing and footwear brand Gandys will open a further three stores before the end of the year, after making its bricks-and-mortar debut in London last week.
The brand will open stores in Tunbridge Wells, Cobham and Shrewsbury by the end of this year, bringing its total to five. It opened its first store in Fowey, Cornwall, in July, followed by a second in Spitalfields, east London, last week.
Gandys was established in 2012 by brothers Rob and Paul Forkan, whose parents were killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It was originally a flip-flop brand, and launched clothing for spring 15.
The brothers donate 10% of profits to their own charity, which currently funds a children’s home they opened in Sri Lanka in 2014. They have now committed to building a second children’s home in Malawi. Work will begin next year.