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We Love: OSOM Brand Recycled Socks

Recycled denim socks and upcycled tire-soled shoes

Being a conscious consumer is an adjustment, but you'll find that the alternatives are out there if you look hard enough. We wanted to put one more brand on your radar - our friends OSOM Brand. They make super soft socks that are 95% recycled denim and textiles. We've blogged about the textile waste problem...

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6 Ways To Combat The World's Garment Waste Problem

Garment and textile waste

Currently on our radar: garment and textile waste. We wanted to share with you some of the problems that have been on our minds lately and the discoveries we have made, from innovative technology to alternative materials to inspiring brands. We hope this encourages you to read up on the problems and solutions...

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How To Protect Yourself From Zika And Dengue

Aedes aegypti mosquito - carrier of Zika and dengue

For months we have been hearing about Zika, a virus carried by the Aedes mosquito that is spreading rapidly. Also carried by this genus of mosquito is dengue, a virus that unfortunately, the Indo crew are a little too familiar with. We hope that by sharing our experiences we can help raise awareness about...

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Support Repurposing - Fund Our Kiva Loan!

Indosole artisan crew

We launched a Kiva loan and we need your help! For those who are not yet acquainted with Kiva, they are an incredible organization that facilitates crowdfunding for individuals and groups around the world who need a little boost to propel their businesses forward. A Kiva loan is basically a crowd-sourced loan that...

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4 Retailers Who Dig Upcycled Fashion

Indosole at Yoga Barn Bali

If you are here on our blog, then you probably already know that you can buy our tire soled footwear and other products directly on Indosole.com. But did you know you can also shop Indos at select retailers around the globe? To find them, all you have to do is type a zip code into our handy Retailer Locator and...

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'Earn Your Stripes' With Tire Soled Sandals

Double6 tire soled sandals

"Can I exchange these?" a man asked us at an event earlier this year where we had a small display set up for two days. The man was frowning slightly at the pair he was holding, which he had just purchased. "I didn't notice it before," he said, "but I think this might have a defect?" Hearing the word 'defect' we...

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3 New High Top Hues To Add To Your Closet

New Kota Colors 2016

We've got news for the Kota lovers out there! Our signature high top, which was released last year in classic black and black palm batik panel, is now available in three new colors (just in time for fall!). The first new color is Cream. It's a color that pops, yet is still a neutral, and it's the perfect addition to a...

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This Is What Improper Waste Disposal Looks Like

Bali trash burning

This photo has been making the rounds in the Bali community―a perfectly captured moment of men offloading garbage from a truck next to a temple gate in Central Bali. If you look closely you can see the men doing the offloading by hand and adding to the mountain of trash while smoke generated from...

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Improving Health & Well Being Through SurfAid

SurfAid Malibu Cup 2016
If you're anything like the Indosole crew, you've traveled to a fair number of far-flung places in search of new experiences―exchanging smiles and waves (and high-fives!) with children and adults in remote communities along the way. Unfortunately, many of the people in those communities suffer...

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WATCH: 'Redesigning Our Consumer Habits'

Kyle Parsons at TEDxUbud 2016

The wait is over! We are happy to finally share the video of Indosole founder Kyle Parsons at TEDxUbud 2016. It was quite the event, held within the stunning grounds of Fivelements Bali. The committee had gone to great lengths to put on a zero waste event (no plastic water...

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Take Part In Plastic-Free July

Plastic Free July

We have a challenge for you, and it's simple: Refuse single-use plastic during the month of July. Do this for a day, a week, or the rest of the month! Say no to ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups, and straws. Plastic is designed to last forever, yet every day...

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Tire Soled Footwear Is Big In Japan

Indosole Grass Mat Tire Soled Sandal

At least, it feels that way after seeing our sandals pop up in one of their mags! We're stoked to see our Grass Mat sandal included in this Summer Beach Life 2016 roundup. Indosole's presence in Japan is still relatively small, but we're excited to grow there. Special shout out goes to the HASCO crew and...

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These Brands Make Cool Stuff Out Of Trash

Repurposed Fashion

At TEDxUbud 2016 Indosole founder Kyle Parsons got up on stage wearing an outfit made from trash, and the audience had no idea. To the naked eye his clothes looked no different from what the other speakers and audience members were wearing, but in reality most of it was made of recycled and upcycled...

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Bike To Work, Push For Change.

Bike To Work with Indosole

Many trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible way to get around for more people than they might realize. This month, pull your bike out of the shed or push a skateboard. Join us for Bike to Work Week: May 16-20. Another option is to join us for just one dayBike to Work Day...

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Let's Discuss Conscious Consumerism

Kyle Parsons at TEDxUbud

Our very own Kyle Parsons has been asked to speak at TEDxUbud 2016 in Bali, Indonesia, and we could not be more excited or grateful for this platform. Kyle will be shining a spotlight on topics that we care deeply about such as conscious consumerism, curbing waste, and turning trash into opportunity...

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