This week, we’ve been asking mothers to share their 𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐉𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐍𝐄𝐘. We interviewed two amazing moms; Cameron Lee Barnum and Maya Kerthyasa. We’ve compiled their interviews here, to serve as inspiration for other mothers (and fathers!) and as a celebration of the divine feminine. MAYA KERTHYASA 𝙱𝚊𝚕𝚒-𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚆𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙼𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝙻𝚞𝚌𝚊𝚜 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚍𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚗𝚓𝚘𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛? 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝'𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛? Motherhood awakens a different kind of intuition. I really learned to listen with my heart, and that’s one of the greatest joys of motherhood, for me. There’s also the undeniably delicious moments of love and cuteness and laughter. The hardest thing for me is seeing my son struggle in any kind of way, then learning to embrace that and let him experience his emotion. It’s challenging but important. 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎? Becoming a mother gave me a deeper understanding of love, duty, and responsibility, and it made me more compassionate towards all women, including myself. For me, being a woman – with a child or without a child – is about embodying the inner mother, because mothers create, mothers sacrifice, mothers nurture, and all the women I know contribute these things to the world. Mother Earth is an intrinsic part of the feminine being. 𝙳𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚗? 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚙𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚘 𝚏𝚊𝚛? I believe all humans have a responsibility to nurture the planet. So as well as taking steps myself, I believe strongly in raising my child as a custodian – not just doing the work for him. I encourage my son to garden, to respect the spirits of the land through storytelling and prayer, and to help take care of our animals. And as a family, we choose to fuel our bodies with naturally grown food and surround ourselves with products that impact positively on the environment and other people. CAMERON LEE BARNUM 𝙾𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚠𝚊-𝚋𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚎𝚛, 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚏𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙼𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝙾𝚝𝚝𝚘 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚍𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚗𝚓𝚘𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛? 𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝'𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛? I’m only a month into being a mother but being able to watch him grow right before my eyes has been incredible. All the loving, feeding, soothing, snuggling, and changing endless diapers has been equally enjoyable. 𝙷𝚘𝚠 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚝 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎? Over my lifetime, especially recently, I’ve realized how incredible it is to be a woman. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with the encouragement from a loving family that the possibilities are endless no matter the gender. However Women have this special gift of growing, birthing, and nurturing the future that has forever changed our capabilities in my eyes. 𝙳𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚗? 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚙𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚘 𝚏𝚊𝚛? I absolutely believe limiting impact with sustainable options is not only good for the earth but also my family. We’ve taken steps by cloth diapering (which cuts down tons of waste to landfills), using reusable water bottles/straws/containers, making our own household cleaning solutions, DIY organic skin care, and purchasing products that use sustainable practices like Indosole. Even just implementing one thing can make a huge difference.
So far, we have provided 1,000+ meals to those who need it in Indonesia The world as we know it is in a state of crisis. We’re fighting a handful of unknowns from a disease that many of us are afraid of (and some of us are unsure how to feel about), to a collapsing global economy and a dramatic shift in the way we interact with our family and friends. It can be daunting to think about this situation in its entirety, but as a solutions company we feel a responsibility to help out wherever we can. We’ve chosen to do this through food. Our community here in Bali is facing deep financial uncertainty right now. The tourism industry has come to a sudden halt – flights are blocked, businesses are closed, thousands are jobless. In a matter of weeks, families who were comfortably supported by the hospitality industry have found themselves with little to no income and worried about the next meal. Will Goldfarb from Room4Dessert in Ubud has been working on a solution to this since early March. He transformed his fine-diner into a soup kitchen of sorts in just six days – swapping tasting menus with takeaway, cocktails for fresh-pressed jamu and desserts for mega-loaves of sourdough. “We’ve basically launched an entirely new company in the last week,” he says. The project is called Dharma Buns and it goes much deeper than deluxe home delivery. Using the revenue from Room4Dessert’s takeaway sales, Goldfarb has been distributing fresh, nutritious house-cooked meals to local restaurant workers who have been let go by their employers. His goal is to get good food to the people who need it and spread a little optimism at the same time. “I think it’s really important to do something positive when things are bad and not only when they’re good,” he says. “We’re keeping everybody busy, keeping morale super-high. We just want to stay positive and show people that you can cook your way through any crisis.” When we heard about this initiative, it instantly hit a chord. As Will explained to us, the trickle-down effect of a project like this is pretty significant. It supports hospitality workers and their families, of course, but it also keeps small-scale farms supplying quality ingredients in business. So, this isn’t simply about feeding people, it’s about feeding people well, and sustaining responsible, non-conventional farming methods that are at risk of being lost as more businesses close. We’re getting involved by putting a portion of our sales towards meals for people who need them. The formula is simple: one pair of Indosole flip-flops feeds three hungry people and one pair of slides feeds five hungry people. Our good friends at House of PNNY are on board, too. We team-up with them regularly through our Community Assist program – they’re pretty good humans. PNNY have designed a special edition t-shirt which we’ll sell at our flagship store for Rp.500,000 – all of the profits of which will go towards distributing Room4Dessert meals. So, by purchasing one t-shirt you can help feed 20 people. We think that’s pretty special. This project launches today. We hope it’ll raise awareness, make a difference and brighten the lives of the people who need it the most right now. We’re calling on all of our family and friends to participate, whether that’s by purchasing a pair of Indosoles and a Community Assist t-shirt, or collaborating with us to add more thoughtful products to our sales list. Send us an email, DM us on Instagram, or come and see us in-store. These are small steps towards a very meaningful footprint that impacts us all.
Dear Indosole fans and family, We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and hopeful during this time of uncertainty. This is a challenge that we have never experienced before and truly will be a global and team effort for us to overcome. There is no better time for us as humans to come together, while standing apart. As always, we will continue to tell our story, offer comfortable footwear, and do our part in protecting the environment and our people. At this time, our cause feels more relevant than ever as we are constantly promoting preventive measures of diseases and illness borne from pollution and humans. We truly hope the world can come together during this time and get back to normalcy as soon as possible. At Indosole, we are taking the necessary precautions and doing our best to continue operations in a responsible and sanitary manner while taking care of our community and employees. For now, we will conduct business as usual but with reduced hours at our Flagship store in Canggu, Bali, and will also offer delivery service for our customers in the local Bali area. Meanwhile, our website will remain fully operational for global shipments coming out of California. Temporary Bali Flagship Store Hours:12-6pm Monday to Friday69 Batu Mejan, Canggu, Bali Free Delivery Service:SMS via Whats App to: +62 813-5318-7083Mail to: email@example.com Order online 24-7: www.indosole.com Free Shipping in USA only Global Delivery Send us a Joke or Story: In these heavy times we would like to lighten things up a bit. If you email us or instagram message @indosole with a funny joke, story, or message of any kind, we will reply to you with a special VIP discount code. Whether you are in quarantine in your home or one of the heroes of the medical, food, or retail services, you are going to need some comfortable footwear to transition from the outside to the inside and around your home. We would love to be your footwear brand of choice. Thank you so much for your love and support - we wish you all the best, The Indosole Team
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
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.
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
The Indosole team are excited to announce a special collaboration with an organisation that we love and respect, Sea Shepherd
Join us at our Indosole Flagship Store Canggu, Friday August 16th as we celebrate the launch of our new style and raise funds to help support Green-Books’ new ‘Zero Waste School Program.’