Paradise LOST? Everyday we are fortunate to wake up on the beautiful island paradise of Bali. Bali has always been a land of contrast. Shallow ocean reef and endless terraced rice fields; Ancient culture and new development; Forested volcanic mountains and hipster coffee shops. The beauty is being drastically contrasted by the ever growing trash problem affecting us globally and now locally on our beautiful island. Every time we buy plastics we adhere to the systems corporations have established as our now normal. Big Players like Coca Cola produce 200,000 bottles per minute and 3 million tons of virgin plastic every year. This past Saturday, Feb 15th we came together to try and do something about it. A collective of 12,500 Women, Men, Children; locals, expats, business owners and tourists; coming together in 115 locations to collect over 20,000kg of waste in one day. For the past 4 years in a row, Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean-up has been lead by: One Island One Voice, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Liina Klaus, Potato Head and Indosole for a truly localized global initiative. We spent our morning at the beach 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. “I’m only making this horror look good so that you pay attention. Plastic in its single-use cannot be justified. Not with a rainbow, not with ignorance, not with convenience, money or time. We must not avert our gaze any longer. We need to stop the flow at the source. It is the only way and the time is now or never.” - Liina Klauss That morning at our beach alone, our group of 32 Ocean heroes collected: 1200 flip flops 240 toothpaste containers and brushes 330 styrofoam pieces 400 plastic straws 37 PET bottles 310 plastic spoons and forks There is still lots of work to do to change industry, policy and way of life but these significant gatherings of people are moments to celebrate. Paradise not Lost, just a bit hidden. We will do our best to get you back. #balisbiggestcleanup, #oneislandonevoice, #byebyeplasticbags, #potatoheadbali, #greenschool, #tidakplastikdibali, #liinaklauss, #indosole
28 teams, 36 matches, over 1,000 balls sunk & two winners; welcome to the 2nd Annual Community Assist 3-On-3 Charity Basketball Tournament presented by Indosole, raising funds for Pulau Plastik for a sustainable, plastic-free Bali.
The youth are the future, or so it’s often been said. In these times of youth climate marches and environmental role models still in their teens, any youngster growing up today might feel as if it’s upon their still underdeveloped shoulders that the weight of the world rests. Yet while their shouts reverberate across the seas from U.N. Summit halls and political podiums, the kids’ message is one of positivity, hope, and strength. As parents and peers, it is our prerogative to nurture, inspire and empower these young activists to rise to the challenge. This perspective of hope and positivity weaves its way throughout Indosole’s mission. By finding better, less impactful materials, repurposing yesterday’s waste into the resources of tomorrow and continually analyzing our path, we also hope to inspire in all we do. Our footwear is handcrafted using bespoke, low-impact manufacturing processes and to the highest standards. Waterproof, secure, highly durable and comfortable, this allows your little tribe to explore the world in the best way possible: completely immersed in every experience, climbing, playing, running, from sea and sand to suburb and city. Viewing the world when you’re three feet tall, it is filled with the wonders of the unknown, a kaleidoscope of experiences unfurling before innocent eyes. It’s important as educators to proffer our knowledge, but it is equally as important to encourage the chasing of dreams. We believe that some of our biggest challenges hold some of the greatest potential for positivity and change. Crafting our soles from the ground-down tires of tens of thousands of vehicles and diverting them from landfill or highly toxic incineration, we address negative issues with positive solutions. We see opportunity in the simplicity of an altered perspective. That is why Indosole has created its Groms & Toddlers range, a selection of versatile flip flops that will support your kids through every footstep. We want to inspire the next generation, both in the places they explore and the awareness they develop. With superb arch support, durable, waterproof construction and a rainbow of color choices to match their personalities, our flip-flops allow your children to run free and explore the world from city to sand, and help to build a brighter, cleaner world for them to thrive in. Denis Waitley once stated that “the greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. Ecologically manufactured and designed for life’s many adventures, our Groms & Toddlers range is the culmination of this philosophy. With innocent enthusiasm, the future can become a radiant destination of endless potential. The juvenile mind sees a world of idealism, a multicolored place of black and white solutions, of rights and wrongs and no grays in between. This clarity nurtures new solutions, a mindset in which ideas thrive, change begins, and potential awaits. The naïveté of youth is an innocence that we should foster and nurture as much as possible. Because in those innocent eyes lies the potential for a beautiful tomorrow. It’s a great, wide world that unfolds beneath our first, tentative steps; a world of wonder, of possibility, of hope. Shop our Groms and Toddlers Collection