Bali's Biggest clean up

Bali's Biggest clean up

Over 20 thousand volunteers, at over 160 locations around Bali fighting against plastic pollution!   Bali is a beautiful paradise, known for its stunning beaches, lush jungles and vibrant culture. Unfortunately, this paradise is being threatened by plastic pollution. In recent years, Bali has become one of the worlds most polluted tourist destinations. It's estimated that up to 12 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans each year and much of it end up in Bali.    To address this issue, our friends at One Island One Voice and Bye Bye Plastic Bags are hosting the biggest clean up in Bali's history. The Bali Clean-UP Day, which takes place on February 19th, is a day dedicated to cleaning up the islands beaches, rivers and other areas. It's an oppertunity to come together and make a real difference and to raise awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution.  On the day of the event, over 20 thousand volunteers will gather at over 160 designated locations around the island to fight against plastic pollution. The team will also educate locals and visitors about the importance of recycling and proper waste disposal. Bye Bye Plastic Bags will be on hand to provide resources and tools to help individuals and communities to reduce their plastic waste.  The Bali Clean-Up Day is an inspiring example of how people, when united, can make a huge impact. The event has been a success and continues to grow each year. It’s an inspiring reminder that we can all make a difference if we work together.    But more than this we at Indosole want to take this opportunity to make something exciting that will inspire others to join us on the fight against trash. Which is why we have partnered up with Liina Klauss, an artist, environmentalist and a true Good Human. She has made it her life’s work to try and shed some light on what is happening on the beautiful island she now calls home.     We invite everyone to join us in making a difference. If you're in Bali, please come out on February 19th and join us in making a difference. Even if you're not able to join us in person, you can still participate by donating to the cause or spreading the word to your friends and family. Every little bit helps!   Much love,  Indosole Team
Get Ready For 2023!

Get Ready For 2023!

It's time to get excited! 2023 is bringing us amazing new sandal collections, with styles and colors that are sure to please everyone. Not only that, but the collection will have some incredible partnerships. This year we are raising the bar and finding new innovative ways to recycle different kinds of materials, adding new colors to old collections and creating styles Indosole has never seen before, So get ready to shop the newest sandal collection in 2023!   Here is a sneak peak of what is coming this year! It's already been a big year for the sneaker sole line and we are not done yet! We've had such positive feedback from the newly released sneaker sole line in 2022, and so now it's time to take our success a step further. We are proud to continue "The Lost Sole Collection"! Except this year the collection of sneaker soles will feature a variety of new and unique colors for all models. You'll be able to choose from a vibrant spectrum of colors and styles, from subtle and classic to bold and daring. The Lost Sole Collection is the perfect way to add a little extra flair to your look. Whether you're looking for something to make your sandals stand out, or just want to switch up your style, you'll find something to love in our collection. Another new edition in 2023 to get excited about is our partnership with Pable!  Pable is an Indonesian based recycling company. They have a unique approach to recycling textiles, transforming them into threads and then reusing them to create super soft and premium materials. We have been inspired by their innovative methods and have incorporated them into our new sandal collection. Our new collection combines our classic Indosole slides and flips with recycled strap materials from Pable. These new sandals are so darn comfy they may make you melt into them!    Check our blog about Pable!   And that’s still not all! Here are some sneaky pictures of some other collections we have been working and are excited to share more information on soon! Lots of love,  Indosole Team
Recycling with Pable

Recycling with Pable

Raising the bar one collection at a time! At Indosole we are constantly doing our best to raise the bar in the recycled and upcycled materials game. This year, we have yet another big development which aims to inspire conscious consumers worldwide. The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. According to the World Resources Institute, the fashion industry produces around 92 million tons of waste each year. Furthermore they estimate that the fashion industry's water footprint is around 79 billion cubic meters - equivalent to the annual water usage of 5.7 million people.    Indonesia is a wealth of resource when it comes to fashionable waste materials and supreme manufacturing. That's why we at Indosole are passionate about doing our part to reduce our environmental impact and be part of the solution. We were fortunate to meet the team at Pable Who are based in Surabaya and have a unique method of recycling textiles into thread and rebuilding it into super soft and premium materials.    We are excited to announce our partnership with Pable! Together, we have created a sandal collection where we incorporate the recycled fabric that Pable creates. That's right, in 2023 you could be wearing a pair of sandals that went from someone's old Tshirt to your new sandals! Cleaned and sanitized of course :) Please read more about Pable here and look forward to our new line: https://pableliving.com/   Love,  Indosole Team    
The Search...

The Search...

We're thrilled to announce our newest collaboration with Pretty Poison, the iconic backyard inspired arts warehouse with a California styled pool to shred, started here in Bali, located at Pig Stone Beach, and resonating worldwide.  Together we bring you "indopoison" the first series of Socks and Slides highlighting the the creative and conscious spirit of the skate and music culture that Pretty Poison brings to the Island of Bali and greater Indonesia.What is indoposion? Its the good stuff, what you search for when travelling to Indonesia. In Bali we call this Taksu - good energy, good vibes, positive thinking. A mix of yin and yang, good karma, and what goes around comes around. Treat people with respect, get to know the locals, learn some bahasa...and there you go..one step closer to finding that "indopoison" The product is designed to be comfortable, stylish and responsibly made. Perfect for your trip to Bali, and great to bring home to wherever that may be. We hope this product has the potential to inspire and make a real difference in the way people think about how to make items as they travel to Bali and think about making a new brand or the desire to dabble in fashion. Our shoot together was inspired by the classic skate film "The Search For Animal Chin" by the Bones Brigade (Powell Peralta). We gathered a crew of good vibes and explored the idea of searching for "indoposion". We hope you enjoy this cute cult classic and our take on it. click here to see the original and click here to view our indoposion collab products We want to thank Pretty Poison for partnering with us on this project. We’re confident that together we can create something special that creates waves of positive vibes as we wall continue the search for indoposion!   Love,  Indosole Team!
Growing underwater forests with Sea Trees

Growing underwater forests with Sea Trees

This year in light of giving thanks to our rainforests of the sea, we have partnered with¬†Sea Trees¬†- An organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the underwater forests of the ocean.¬† 20% donation from every sale¬† November 29 - December 4th¬† ¬† Did you know that¬†71%¬†of the earth is covered by water? This is a fact that probably most people know but never really take into consideration when speaking about deforestation and replanting trees. However, believe it or not, the majority of the oxygen we breathe comes from our oceans.¬† Yep,¬†90%¬†of all carbon in the¬†GLOBAL¬†carbon cycle is stored in the ocean!¬†This is where it should be sequestered to reverse climate change. Known as the ‚Äúrainforests of the sea,‚ÄĚ coral reefs are the largest living structures on earth and support¬†25%¬†of marine life.¬†The conservation of these ecosystems is vital to coastal protection, scientific research, medication, fishing, eco-tourism, and more. ¬† Our Visit to Sea Trees Coral Farms in Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia: In May, we had an opportunity to visit the Sea Trees coral gardens in Nusa Penida and connect with their team. We got to see first hand, how coral restoration works and WHY it is important.¬† The Indonesian coral farmers are committed to caring for the coral gardens and maintaining the growth of the much needed coral supplements as well as planting new coral seedlings. This is a full time job and requires daily diving to care for the coral and their habitats.¬† It was an honor to give them each a pair of Indosole sandals as a token of appreciation for all they do. So, at the end of each work day, when the flippers come off their feet, a pair of Indosole‚Äôs will slip on and take them home to their families.¬† Photos from Left to Right: Kyle with Coral Farmers, Boat Captain, Michael the Founder of Sea Trees with a Farmer Sea Trees announced their first major milestone on earth day 2021 of reaching 1 Million SeaTrees planted + protected. Since then they have been on a mission to reach the next 1 million, as well as ‚Äč‚Äčwork towards their goal to support 100 blue-carbon projects in threatened coastal ecosystems by 2030, in turn becoming a global leader in developing blue carbon projects.¬† Here are other milestones achieved so far by Sea Trees‚Äô efforts in Indonesia: 12,000 Coral Fragments Resorted in Nusa Pendia, Bali, Indonesia¬† 25 local Indonesians are provided with sustainable¬†employment Habitat created for 500+ marine species 25 local Indonesians are provided with sustainable employment ¬† Now, we all have an opportunity to support Sea Trees in their efforts to keep working and fighting for our environment, we are so honored to partner with them and donate 20% of each sale towards Sea Trees and the replanting of our underwater forests.¬† ¬† Check out their website here and learn more about them -¬†Sea Trees ¬† 20% donation from every sale¬† November 29 - December 4th ¬† Thanks to the Sea Trees team and all they do for our oceans, Indosole Team¬†
From Our Community To Yours ūüĖ§

From Our Community To Yours ūüĖ§

13 years of push! Push to stay alive. Push to do things better. Push to make great products. Pushing ourselves to keep pushing. Small business is tough / small business is rewarding. It's the yin and yang that are the heartbeat of small businesses. The challenge is real. But so is the joy, the pure sweet joy. The building of a family. The building of a community. The building of a product or service that people enjoy and find useful. In the case of Indosole, we continue to provide both a product- a sandal, and a service - a way to help you live a more beautiful and resourceful life that we hope will bring you happiness and joy. We have been pushing for 13 years and there is no way we could keep doing this without the community that has been so good to us. 4 years ago we built our first flagship store in Echo Beach, Canggu, on the island of Bali, and just recently we opened 2 more stores - 1 in Ubud, and 1 in Uluwatu - both on our beautiful home of Bali. Our retail staff has been at the core of our shops - keeping our doors open through the pandemic and our ability to open 2 more stores in which we are very proud of. This Small Business Saturday we want to thank you - to our community and provide a special thanks to our retail staff who work so hard to provide a positive experience to all who visit our Indosole stores.    In light of small business Saturday we'd like to introduce your to Lana!  Lana is in charge :) gracefully and resourcefully managing our retail spaces in Bali for the last 3 years. Originally from Jakarta, Lana has been living in Bali for 9 years now. Lana enjoys going to the beach, her favorite being Padang-Padang Beach in Uluwatu. A favorite customer story is when two couples from Korea came to our flagship store in Canggu, and loved hearing about Indosole's history from her. They ended up buying 13 pairs of our sandals as a souvenir for their family and friends back home. Lana has been a rock for our team in Bali, a leader to our retail staff in Bali, and always has a smile on her face.   So we will be providing 10% off your purchase and 10% of your purchase will be going back to our staff in Bali by using the code: SmallBizBali The codes work both online and in-store at our shops in Echo Beach, Ubud, and Uluwatu Thank you for your support. Let's keep pushing!
Changing the future with Youthtopia!

Changing the future with Youthtopia!

!This is a call to action! We need to change the direction of our future and reform education around climate change and pollution!¬† This is what Youthtopia is all about! A movement started by Melati Wijsen to create a platform designed to bring young changemakers together and give them the tools to make a difference. Youthtopia has roots from Melati's Middle School days when, together with her sister Isabel Wijsen, set out to ban single use plastic bags in Bali. Little did they realize this was only the start of the adventure which would lead to the creation of Youthtopia. ¬† While on a mission to ban plastic bags in Bali Melati and Isabell found the biggest problem was a lack of education around the topic. Not only a lack of education for waste management, climate change, but also a lack of education on how to become a successful changemaker and how to create a movement. After successfully banning plastic bags, Melati decided to embark on a journey to change the root of what she found to be the biggest problem in today's world. Education.¬† Today‚Äôs population might consist of over 60% adults but children are 100% of the future. This is the exact mindset you need if you are looking not just to make change but to make lasting change!¬† Youthtopia now has a community of over 5 million people who represent 72 countries and 185 top youth leaders from around the world! They offer over 40 courses on their website around all kinds of skills and topics to learn from, everything from Public Speaking, Film Making, Permaculture to Community Building And Surviving Crises! Indosole is a huge fan of Youthtopia and Melati, we love to support and bring awareness to other change makers in the community! With that being said we want to shout out this year's¬†YOUNITE, 17 days full of events ready to change our future! Here are the upcoming days -¬† Day 1 - 11th November is @ COP27 !!!¬† 5pm local time in Egypt, The Park Regency Hotel¬† YESSSS say it louder - we are so proud to be represented at COP27.¬† Thanks to our partners Extreme Hangouts we are able to host this gathering to kick off YOUNITE. With an incredible line up of changemakers too!¬† Mitzi Jonelle Tan as our host and speakers Alab Mirasol, Sophia Kianni, Qiyun Woo and Lea Weimann!¬† Livestream possible!¬† Day 2 - 12th November on Instagram¬† 5pm SGT on an instagram live we will be joined by Louise Mabulo, Courtney Davies and Olovan Ivan¬†¬† A conversation all about SOIL and how we thrive if we practice sustainable agriculture!¬† Follow our IG:¬†@youthtopia.world Day 3 - 13th November on our Learning Platform¬† We‚Äôre calling day 3 "Mindfulness and Money‚ÄĚ because we‚Äôve got two parts to this day!¬† The first is the release of the brand new Yoga masterclass led by Zen Lim - changemaker and circle of youth member.¬† The second is the announcement of the mini grant winners who will be receiving $1000 each.¬† ¬† Not bad for the first 3 days of YOUNITE 2022!¬† Do we have your attention? Good!¬† Stay tuned for more and make sure you keep your eyes on our learning platform:¬†www.youthtopia.education ¬† Indosole is excite to YOUNITE and take action! ¬† Love,¬† The Indosole team ¬†
Creating a Global Community That Drives Change With Grant

Creating a Global Community That Drives Change With Grant

Indosole is excited to welcome¬†Grant into the community! At Indosole, we were lucky to become a collaboration partner with Cause Artist in 2022.¬† We took some time to catch up with Grant Trahant, the brainchild and power behind¬†Cause Artist! Grant is a true pioneer in sustainable culture and has been running Cause Artist for over a decade. Cause Artist is a platform where people from all¬†walks of life¬†come together and share ways and ideas to become more sustainable, ethical, and¬†more conscious as consumers. Its right up our alley at Indosole! We wanted to get to know Grant on a deeper level and understand why he does what he does. We can‚Äôt wait to create more content with¬†him and see where this collaboration takes us! In a couple of sentences who are you and what do you do? My name is Grant, I am the founder of Causeartist, a global community social entrepreneurs, builders, creators, and conscious consumers, who believe business can positively impact the world. I am also the founder of ImpactInvestor.io and ReFiJobs.com. I am also a partner at Charity Charge, the first credit card built exclusively for nonprofits. What does ‚Äúsustainable‚ÄĚ mean to you? To me it means putting real effort into what you are building and creating. Thinking about the entire lifecycle of your creation and it effects on both humans and the planet. What does ‚Äúethical‚ÄĚ mean to you? To me, ethical means being respectful and doing things in a responsible way for humanity and the environment.¬† What is a good human? In my opinion a good human is simply a person who stays humble, tries to help people when needed, and treats people with respect and honesty.¬† How does it feel to be one of our good humans? That is kind for you to say, but I am still working hard everyday towards being the best human I can be. As a person with a voice and a purpose, what‚Äôs your message to our viewers? Your purchases matter, how you spend your money and time matters and has a ripple effect that can positively impact the world. No matter how small the impact you can have, do it, it will matter to someone, and perhaps more impactful, is that it will inspire you to be more creative and humble in your own life. In one word, what does the world need more of? Love In one word, what does the world need less of? Ignorance ¬† Check out his website here! Also don't forget to check his¬†podcast episode¬†that features indosole! ¬† ¬† Let us know who else you think we should partner up with! Love, Indosole Team
The Story Behind Indosoles Weave Collection

The Story Behind Indosoles Weave Collection

Indosole represents a lifestyle of resourceful creation. Our footwear is crafted by artisans in Indonesia using repurposed tires and natural materials.  We are always looking for new materials to get creative with, new communities to get involved with and most of all ways to approach environmental ownership. We find ways where being environmentally responsible is as chill and accessible as the way you wander in the world. Indosole is proud to be partnering with Handep for our weave collection.    What is Handep? Handep is a social enterprise in Central Kalimantan that works to empower women and small-scale farmers through eco-fashion products. The rapid expansion of oil palm plantations, mining, and logging has caused a rampant rate of deforestation and the degradation of indigenous and traditional values, practices and land grabbing in Central Kalimantan. Handep emerged in response to this alarming condition.It aims to create a more locally-sensitive and sustainable economic development for rural communities in Indonesia, particularly Kalimantan, by providing more locally appropriate and sustainable livelihoods for rural communities through added value creation of local forest and agricultural products. In other words, economic development does not only focus on profit generation but factors in local wisdom, cultures and traditions, potentials of local natural and human resources, and ecological aspects.   How Handep Operates? Partnering with around 100 women weavers and smallholder farmers in Central Kalimantan, Handep presents weaving products integrating fashion and tradition in haute couture ways. We initially facilitated the establishment of weaving groups in several villages in Central Kalimantan, then established long-term partnership with these groups.  These woven goods are then designed to be functional, and meet modern lifestyle to make them marketable at local and international market. At the heart of our business, we do fair trade with our partner weavers and farmers by giving fair prices for their rattan wicker crafts which are generally undervalued by middlemen. We also share 20% of our net profit to the partner weavers and farmers in the forms of cash, training programs and village infrastructure development.   Who Handep Impacts/Supports? We started with 20 weavers (1 weaving group) in late 2018 and have now partnered with around 100 weavers and farmers in 4 villages. Where In Indonesia? Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. It comprises 73% of the island's area. The non-Indonesian parts of Borneo are Brunei and East Malaysia. In Indonesia, "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo. In 2019, the Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposed that Indonesia's capital be moved to Kalimantan.     Learn more about Handep here!   Please contact us for collaboration opportunities!  indo@indosole.com    With Love, Your Indosole Team!