In our day-to-day lives, we have become witnesses to consumers using their voices and dollar votes to turn the tides, successfully bringing up sustainability conversations in the fashion industry. A pocketful of fashion brands who are just now creating sustainable clothing lines constantly pop-up in our news feeds.
At Indosole, sustainability has been our very beginning.
Minimal use of water is one of the defining characteristics of sustainable products, being the most indispensable resource in order for life to exist. We at Indosole greatly treasure it and use it with respect. So as to use significantly less water in our production line, we utilise a special material called enviro fibre in all our flip flip, slide and cross uppers.
Only being used by 4 brands in the world so far, this unique textile is derived by regenerating natural materials into a usable form. Coupled with this natural material, we also upcycle end-of-life tires to incorporate them into our footwear.
In fact, we have intercepted over 100,000 tires from ending up in the landfills.
Mimicking nature, our lab scientists experimented with destroying the existing tire to rebuild the rubber from scratch. Through this process we developed our very own Sole Engineered Tire Technology (SETT), which pulverizes the tires into a fine powder and resets it with natural and recycled rubber. This malleable tire gel is then moulded into our signature tire outsoles.
Such efforts to champion sustainability at Indosole have not gone unnoticed; we have been featured in Vogue’s article - 10 sustainable footwear brands that should be on your radar.
This is what Vogue asserts about our signature ESSNTLS footwear.
“They may look like great basic sandals, but these slides are made from 100 percent recycled tyre soles using no fuel-powered machinery. Along with their strong eco game, they're also waterproof and comfortable to boot—ideal for traveling and the beach.”
It’s taken us 10 years to develop, source and produce one of the most comfortable, durable, sustainable and stylish footwear in the world. We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we have enjoyed our journey making them.
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