On November 14, 2015 we partnered with the non-profit charity Yayasan Solemen Indonesia to bring much-needed goods to a small community of scavengers living in Waringan (Sanur), Bali. Indosole distributed rice and 50 pairs of footwear to the community, while Solemen distributed 111 towels and 50 bed sheets donated by the Bali Dynasty Resort. The scavengers and trash pickers (known as pemulung in Indonesian) make a living by collecting plastic bottles to trade in for cash. According to the Waringan residents, 1 kg of plastic yields Rp. 3,000 (approximately $ 0.21). We were moved by the their resilience and sense of community – they get by on very little but their lives are not bleak. There was laughter, and smiles were in abundance. It goes to show that you don't need a lot of physical "things" to be content with life. There are many communities in Bali that are in need of assistance and donations. To find out how you can help visit the website of Yayasan Solemen Indonesia. To learn more about how Indosole reduces strain on the environment by repurposing tires into the soles of footwear visit Our Story page.
We’ve handpicked some of our favorite Indosole products to suit an array of lifestyles! 1. For the Backpacker: Innertubed sandal This sandal is perfect for that friend or family member who heads out of town and into nature at any opportunity. They practically live in hiking boots, but post-hike they need something to wear while hanging around the campsite or exploring near a lake. 2. For the Urban Dweller: Kota hightop 3. For the Market Lover: Indo canvas bag This is the friend who is constantly dragging you to farmers markets, vintage stores, and antiques fairs. This roomy bag with repurposed rice sack lining can be easily wiped down after carrying leaky jars of jam or dusty antique bowls. 4. For the Busy Parent: Kelapa shoe This is the friend or family member who is going from work to a PTA meeting to a basketball game to the grocery store and back again. They would really appreciate something cute and comfy to get from one place to the next. 5. For the Indo Enthusiast: Indo trucker hat
You'd never guess that this used to be an old GUESS outlet. The space at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco has been transformed for the holiday season into the Ocean Beach Outpost, a collaboration between Indosole's Kyle Parsons and Hans Geiszler of Japhy Surf Co. The carefully curated marketplace was built in effort to bring local shopping back to the American mall, and features nearly 30 independent brands under one roof: Amos Goldbaum | Bedfellows Roasting Company | Bureo | Establish | Girl Chewing Gum Hook Fish Co. | Indosole | Japhy Surf Co. | LSTN Headphones | Mafia Bags | Nosotros | Pacific Shaving | San Franpsycho | Stoked Goods | Sunskis Sunglasses | Tahomemade Attire | Urban Barrels | Whitney Shelhamer | Yellow Leaf Hammocks ...and more! Open for business since November 25th, the Ocean Beach Outpost will be accessible until January 31st so go check it out! It's a great opportunity to find unique gifts made by thoughtful local brands. For more information visit the official FB page here. If you don't live in the area, please make sure to click the links to learn more about these amazing apparel, accessories and home ware brands.