GreenSoul Shoes is on a mission to shoe 1 million children in 5 years! You can assist their efforts by purchasing a pair of their 100% up-cycled sandals to wear, and GreenSoul Shoes will give a pair away to an underprivileged, barefoot child in the same community that the shoes were made. It is that easy! The typical mode of transportation in many of these communities is by foot, and a pair of shoes can mean that a child can walk to school to receive an education without worry of infection or injury. Education is the first step in breaking the cycle of poverty, and the seemingly small gift of a pair of shoes can literally set the child on the right path.
This amazing, planet-conscious company works with local artisans from various developing nations to produce a comfortable, high-quality sandal that is entirely made out of inner tubes and rubber tires with absolutely no staples, pins or glues. What is even more exemplary is that this organization has decided to not only help place shoes on children’s feet, but they have considered the fact that discarded tires can take over 80 years in illegal dump sites to decompose, and become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which cause diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.
In addition to their sandals, the artisans handcraft gorgeous bracelets and matching necklaces created out of magazines, as well as large and small-sized tote bags. “Mom” was fortunate to receive a matching bracelet and necklace set that is truly beautiful. The artisans chose to roll the same color of magazine papers into a gorgeous set that has everyone guessing what the jewelry is made from!
*Company generously provided samples and images for this review*