Bali's Biggest Clean-Up 2020
Bali

Bali's Biggest Clean-Up 2020

Paradise LOST? Everyday we are fortunate to wake up on the beautiful island paradise of Bali.  Bali has always been a land of contrast.  Shallow ocean reef and endless terraced rice fields; Ancient culture and new development; Forested volcanic mountains and hipster coffee shops. The beauty is being drastically contrasted by the ever growing trash problem affecting us globally and now locally on our beautiful island. Every time we buy plastics we adhere to the systems corporations have established as our now normal. Big Players like Coca Cola produce 200,000 bottles per minute and 3 million tons of virgin plastic every year. This past Saturday, Feb 15th we came together to try and do something about it. A collective of 12,500 Women, Men, Children; locals, expats, business owners and tourists; coming together in 115 locations to collect over 20,000kg of waste in one day. For the past 4 years in a row, Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean-up has been lead by: One Island One Voice, Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Liina Klaus, Potato Head and Indosole for a truly localized global initiative. We spent our morning at the beach with Liina Klauss, an artist, environmentalist and a true Good Human. She has made it her life’s work to try and shed some light on what is happening on the beautiful island she now calls home. “I’m only making this horror look good so that you pay attention. Plastic in its single-use cannot be justified. Not with a rainbow, not with ignorance, not with convenience, money or time. We must not avert our gaze any longer. We need to stop the flow at the source. It is the only way and the time is now or never.” - Liina Klauss   That morning at our beach alone, our group of 32 Ocean heroes collected: 1200 flip flops 240 toothpaste containers and brushes 330 styrofoam pieces 400 plastic straws 37 PET bottles 310 plastic spoons and forks There is still lots of work to do to change industry, policy and way of life but these significant gatherings of people are moments to celebrate. Paradise not Lost, just a bit hidden.    We will do our best to get you back. #balisbiggestcleanup, #oneislandonevoice, #byebyeplasticbags, #potatoheadbali, #greenschool, #tidakplastikdibali, #liinaklauss, #indosole
IndoX | 10 Years of Innovation
Canggu

IndoX | 10 Years of Innovation

Saturday 16 November was Indosole’s moment to pause, take stock of a decade of innovation and share its 10th birthday celebrations with the community at its flagship store in Canggu, Bali.
The 2nd Annual Community Assist 3-On-3 Charity Basketball Tournament
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The 2nd Annual Community Assist 3-On-3 Charity Basketball Tournament

28 teams, 36 matches, over 1,000 balls sunk & two winners; welcome to the 2nd Annual Community Assist 3-On-3 Charity Basketball Tournament presented by Indosole, raising funds for Pulau Plastik for a sustainable, plastic-free Bali. 
Inspiring the Next Generation
Flip flops

Inspiring the Next Generation

The youth are the future, or so it’s often been said. In these times of youth climate marches and environmental role models still in their teens, any youngster growing up today might feel as if it’s upon their still underdeveloped shoulders that the weight of the world rests. Yet while their shouts reverberate across the seas from U.N. Summit halls and political podiums, the kids’ message is one of positivity, hope, and strength. As parents and peers, it is our prerogative to nurture, inspire and empower these young activists to rise to the challenge. This perspective of hope and positivity weaves its way throughout Indosole’s mission. By finding better, less impactful materials, repurposing yesterday’s waste into the resources of tomorrow and continually analyzing our path, we also hope to inspire in all we do. Our footwear is handcrafted using bespoke, low-impact manufacturing processes and to the highest standards. Waterproof, secure, highly durable and comfortable, this allows your little tribe to explore the world in the best way possible: completely immersed in every experience, climbing, playing, running, from sea and sand to suburb and city. Viewing the world when you’re three feet tall, it is filled with the wonders of the unknown, a kaleidoscope of experiences unfurling before innocent eyes. It’s important as educators to proffer our knowledge, but it is equally as important to encourage the chasing of dreams.  We believe that some of our biggest challenges hold some of the greatest potential for positivity and change. Crafting our soles from the ground-down tires of tens of thousands of vehicles and diverting them from landfill or highly toxic incineration, we address negative issues with positive solutions. We see opportunity in the simplicity of an altered perspective.  That is why Indosole has created its Groms & Toddlers range, a selection of versatile flip flops that will support your kids through every footstep. We want to inspire the next generation, both in the places they explore and the awareness they develop. With superb arch support, durable, waterproof construction and a rainbow of color choices to match their personalities, our flip-flops allow your children to run free and explore the world from city to sand, and help to build a brighter, cleaner world for them to thrive in. Denis Waitley once stated that “the greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. Ecologically manufactured and designed for life’s many adventures, our Groms & Toddlers range is the culmination of this philosophy. With innocent enthusiasm, the future can become a radiant destination of endless potential. The juvenile mind sees a world of idealism, a multicolored place of black and white solutions, of rights and wrongs and no grays in between. This clarity nurtures new solutions, a mindset in which ideas thrive, change begins, and potential awaits. The naïveté of youth is an innocence that we should foster and nurture as much as possible. Because in those innocent eyes lies the potential for a beautiful tomorrow. It’s a great, wide world that unfolds beneath our first, tentative steps; a world of wonder, of possibility, of hope. Shop our Groms and Toddlers Collection
Please help us fund our 4th Kiva Loan
IndoSole

Please help us fund our 4th Kiva Loan

We need your support! After 8 years of heavy product development and team building, our Indosole business is growing. We are now making strides towards achieving our environmental mission of preventing one million tires from reaching landfills while manufacturing high-quality footwear. In 2019 we will be selling with major retailers worldwide and launching new environmental initiatives with partners in Indonesia and USA. We have launched our 4th Kiva loan. After successfully paying back loans of $5k, $10k, and $30k we are now going for $100k at 0% interest. Please consider helping us out in hitting our goal and bolstering up our manufacturing and improving our factory and making a better environment for our factory workers. Thank you!       
Bali

Introducing The Echo Quarter

Bali, Indonesia – Indosole’s Flagship Store proves good things happen when good people come together. Last year, we envisioned a space that could not only house our brand, but serve as a communal space for other influencers in the community. A dream team formed when we met Eden, Brent, Shane, and Jade who shared our vision for a radical experience to enhance our lifestyles and livelihoods. Together we pioneered the development of a new building in the heart of Canggu / Echo Beach, which we’ve named, “The Echo Quarter.” We’re ecstatic to have opened our new Flagship Store in the heart of Canggu, Bali. We’re one of four retail shops in The Echo Quarter, along with four offices upstairs. The Echo Quarter is currently home to: Lettuce Inn Indosole Dream Good SIR The Label Dead Kooks Salty’s As a progressive brand in the ecospace and community of Bali and California, we felt our story would be the most impactful and well received in a space in which we’d have full control to tell our story and convey the DNA of the brand. We wanted a space where our product could be showcased in a soulful way that tells our story and is inviting to our customers, friends, and families. The Indosole Flagship Store has been custom built with locally sourced materials. The product display wall features a moveable peg system, allowing us a great deal of flexibility in the display of our footwear. The center piece is a gold tire because... tires are gold to us! Adjoined through a doorway is a cafe run by local heroes Shane Moran and Sam Wrenchman. Lettuce Inn offers a range of delicious breakfast and lunch items, coffee, smoothies, and elixirs and is open daily from 8am to 9pm. Come visit us and see The Echo Quarter for yourself! Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.69, CangguBali 80361, Indonesia
The Most ECOnomical flip flop in the world is now available!
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The Most ECOnomical flip flop in the world is now available!

Indosole is enthused to release ESSNTLS, the footwear collection that will form part of the next generation of environmental solutions. ESSNTLS represents the second stage of Indosole’s mission to become the most responsible footwear company in the world. ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATORSWe dedicated the last 10 years to being the environmental keepers of the future. We merged artisan skill with corrective impact, developing a laborious shoemaking process that transforms tires to soles by hand. Through this analog technology and circular thinking we were able to save over 80K+ tires from landfills but looking at the exponential rate of industrial world waste, we realized we had to up our game. We set out to prevent the environmental hiccup of the future. A breakthrough technology was needed that could address mass scale. Indosole aspired to double growth while significantly reducing global negative impact. INDOSOLE GETS SETT® (SOLE ENGINEERED TIRE TECHNOLOGY)We set aside a whole year for deep R&D, investigating how to best advance the circular economy through footwear. Nature is a zero-waste, non-polluting system and Indosole benchmarked the same. Mimicking nature, our lab scientists experimented with destroying the existing tire to rebuild the rubber from scratch. Through this process our lab researchers discovered our own Sole Engineered Tire Technology (SETT®) which pulverizes the tire into a fine powder and resets it with natural and recycled rubber. This malleable tire gel is set to revolutionize the footwear industry by maximizing the volume of recycled rubber that contributes to pollution elimination. THE ESSNTLS COLLECTIONAbsolute Transparency: The ESSNTLS line is based around our new SETT® production, meaning there is no waste by-product. While the artisan process is efficient, minimal tire scraps are produced when cut by hand. With SETT® manufacturing every part of the tire is condensed and remolded into a shoe sole. As landfill guardians we track each step of our production process to be the greenest and the cleanest. Mass Impact: Mass production is infamous for generating profit in lieu of concern. ESSNTLS has reworked this concept to create massive positive impact. Our Sole Engineered Tire Technology proves that volume can be part of long-term sustainability. In full-swing production Indosole can now save over 1.5K tires a day, meaning that long term relationships with distributors can make an exponential reduction to landfill waste. Our process is quantifiable, which means that we pass environmental ownership and transparency along the supply chain. The Universal Flip flop: Environmentalism isn’t for the elite. We’ve taken the universal appeal of the flip flop and made it easy on the environment, without the usual cost prohibitions. We speak to the laid-back lifestyle of the younger generation, helping them make the seamless shift towards the conscious consumption. In tandem we can shape the shopping patterns of future generations. As the world’s most ECO-nomical flip flop, ESSNTLS makes taking back the environment easy for any age or demographic. ESSNTLS MOVEMENTThe ESSNTLS brand speaks for itself, we’ve trimmed off superfluous vowels to make a minimalist statement. We want to turn this approach into a global movement, where we reframe efficiency as smart thinking that eliminates fuss and waste. Indosole launches the ESSNTLS collection as a new approach to environmental ownership, where being environmentally responsible is as chill and accessible as the way you wander in the world. Get SETT® to reimagine the future.
5 Sustainable Travel Items
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5 Sustainable Travel Items

Whether you choose to trek through Mount Shasta’s latest snow fall, ride a Gold Coast wave, or sip a brew walking over River Thames the following Spring travel items from respective companies are sustaining art, quality and community through their fashion journey. | TRAVEL PACK | The details, function and burly features of the Raja Pack, Ethnotek’s longest standing heritage bag combines ethically sourced handmade textiles with high-quality features and is ideal for today’s digital nomad! Purpose-built for the daily commute, a weekend camping trip, and the occasional cross-continental journey of self-discovery, the 840 denier water-resistant backpack is for your unique travel exhibition. The Raja Backpack is laptop compatible and fits 15” + 17” MacBook Pro & most 15” PC Laptops. The giant roll top main compartment gives substantial internal storage access and has an extra layer of water-resistant rip-stop nylon on either a 30 or 40 Liter backpack. What makes the Raja unique is its interchangeable front panel called a Thread! Each Thread is created from handmade textiles that are sourced in person and purchased directly from our partnering artisans in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. | DOPP KITT | Rethinking materials and responding to feedback procures the travel accessory to hold your little essentials. The All In bag by MAFIA has a slim profile and can hang handsfree by attaching a shoulder strap or stand alone as a 10” x 2” toiletry bag. A lifetime warranty comes with each design made of repurposed kitesurf and sailboat sails. “When you get a MAFIA Bag you are also getting  piece of the ocean, supporting local community and sustainable practices.” - MAFIA | SUNGLASSES | Natural wood and stone sunglasses makes each reclaimed Bambusee design unique. Teak and rosewood are reclaimed from demolished buildings and handmade by artisans. Both polarised and non polarised lenses are available in select finely polished styles. The innovative environmentalism prevents deforestation and directly supports a series of local charities in Indonesia. | SHOES | The new look and improved fit of our own Pantai Travel Shoes are ideal for a plethora of dry conditions. Hand crafted with 100% repurposed tire soles, the EVA foam insole with arch support is machine washable. The durable custom dyed canvas shoe is made free of animal and fuel powered machinery to generate a lifestyle of resourceful creation. | WATCH | “Keeping forests healthy and happy, keeps us healthy and happy and we like to keep this reminder on our wrists” - WeWood A pioneer in stylish natural wood watches that reflect culture and artistic heritage of Florence, WeWood designs at the helm of luxury and eco-conscious mind. Thus far, 604,475 trees have been planted across the globe since the year 2010. You have a choice to do this or support an initiative when you purchase one of the completely toxic and artificial free watches. An option to customize engravings on your extremely lightweight timepiece designed with exotic remnants and hardwoods is also available.
On a Indosole-mission in Australia
Australia

Australia Dreaming

Good day, mate! I'm Kai and I handle Indosole's production in Indonesia as well as manage distribution and logistics in Southeast Asia and Australia. I recently had the opportunity to go Down Under. It was our first time introducing Indosole to Australia, which was pretty exciting. I did a loop to meet retailers, make friends, and see the sights. Planes, trains, and automobiles... You name it, I used it. It was great to meet up with so many special people. Two in particular, Mitch Sargent and his fiancée Alana Beales, took me in as one of their own, and Mitch expressed interest in helping Indosole grow in Australia. My thoughts were, "There's no better time than now. Let's do this!" We started at Byron Bay, going around and seeing the shops. I was set up at Byron Market for a day and it was nice to see the market visitors stoked on Indos! I also had the chance to catch up with our friends Salt Gypsy and The Drifter Blog, and got to meet the folks behind Thrills Co. The vibe in Byron is great--it was very warm, like an extension of our community. Next was Ballina, where I met Mitch's family who have a warehouse there, and then on to the WSL Comp at Snapper Rocks. I met with my good friend Scotty Hammonds who was shooting the comp for Surfing Magazine and he let us tag along to an interview with Josh Kerr to tour his brewery Balter. Kerr partnered with Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson & Bede Durbidge to make this Gold Coast brewery a reality and I can confidently say... the beer is good!     Then it was on to Sydney to meet with an established sales rep named Ray Blaikie and tour the shops along the Sydney beaches, in particular Manly. There I met with some rad peeps making surfboard fins out of milk carton tops. Yet another creative solution to waste! I continued to Noosa Heads, QLD, for the Noosa Longboard Fest and then headed back to the comp for the last couple days. All in all, it was a great trip. The sights were rad and the people even more so. I'm definitely planning on being back soon, so if you're in Australia and interested in a meeting feel free to email me directly at kai@indosole.com or contact Mitch Sargent at mitch@thegivingcollective.co. Cheers, mate!