Indosole is on a mission is to become the most responsible footwear brand in the world by delivering high-quality enviro and low-impact footwear for travel, adventure, and everyday life.
Indosole takes old tires that would otherwise contribute to Indonesia’s massive landfill problem, and transforms them into beautiful sandals and shoes through a production process that is organic, toxic free, and environmentally sustainable. Not only that – the process provides dignified work to many in Indonesia. The footwear are all made by skilled Indonesian artisans and the production process does not contain fuel powered machines, just strong hands and minds.
The story started with a trip to Bali some years ago by founder Kyle, where he purchased a pair of sandals with soles made from motorbike tyres. The unique sandals prompted Kyle to learn more about the worldwide tyre problem, and he found that over one billion waste tyres end up in landfills every year. It was this startling statistic, and what should be done to alleviate this problem that was the impetus to launch the Indosole brand in 2009. To this day, it is the foundation on which Indosole is built. Repurposing rubber tyres, which are consciously sourced from landfills, mechanic garages, and gutters from all around Bali and other islands of Indonesia. They have built continuous relationships based on respect and trust with the original suppliers and artisans employed since the brands humble beginnings.
Indosole® is on a mission to save 1 million waste tires from landfills and give them new life as footwear.
" There are so many issues our planet and people are facing and I want to be part of a solution, not part of the problem. There’s a quote I’m reminded of every day as a Mum: ‘We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’
What impressed me about Indosole is their commitment to B-corp certification – proof that they meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance required by the non-profit, B Lab. It’s all about using business as a force for good – putting purpose, people and planet at the forefront of everything they do."
Jennifer Gregory, Singapore Distributor
Indosole is a certified B Corporation — one of over 1,000 companies using business as a force for good.
This certification in 2014 is proof that they meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance required by the nonprofit B Lab. They are transparent with their operations, routinely providing glimpses of their production process on their social media platforms.