Forbes recently featured Indosole among a slew of other brands that are changing the way the world can do business for good. Every time you wear your flip flops or slides from Indosole, you know every step is a conscious choice by you, but also by the business to do better for the world around us. In his article, "Social Entrepreneurs, Create A Startup Then Do Good Like These Four Companies", author Bernhard Schroeder describes social entrepreneurship as "...the growing realm of mission-driven business enterprises that view financial success as a way to create more and better good." Their business model is structured around providing or supporting products or services that address social or environmental needs. Indosole was featured as an example of...
Founded in 1938 REI is one of America's largest outdoor department stores - giving outdoor enthusiasts in the US everything they need to enjoy themselves outdoors. REI is at the forefront of not just realizing more and more of their customers are looking for eco and sustainable products, but they're actioning it by seeking out brands that can fulfill that need and impact shopper's personal mission to become more conscious in every aspect of life.
From the soles of our feet we can effect change in our world. We love that by just buying a pair of flip flops, you are helping to find solutions to one of our planet's biggest waste problems - used tires. There are 1.5 billion tires discarded every year globally and that's a lot of waste - in landfill, in our waterways, on roadsides and even in people's homes where, in Indonesia, 60% of waste tires are actually burned for the fuel that is contained within the tire itself. We love it when we're featured amongst other noteworthy brands like Tom's shoes, Common Ground and Solehope. Thanks to Care2 for featuring us. You can read the full article here: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/4-shoe-companies-trying-to-change-the-world.html
We were humbled to be included in Kind Co's post on footwear companies that are good not just for the sole but also for the planet. Kind Co. honor mission-focused companies and people by facilitating awareness, creating opportunities for collaboration, and educating those who wish to empower our people and preserve our planet.
"About 22 million pairs of shoes are sold in Singapore yearly, according to a report by market research company Statista." But what can you do to be a more sustainable shoe shopper? From the moment you think about buying a new pair of slippers or sneakers, consider where it's made, what it's made from and the impact that production and your purchase will have on the greater environment.