Addressing the problem of tire waste head on, Indosole founder Kyle Parsons converts old tires into modern footwear with a thriving social enterprise
The problem: There is a massive amount of tire waste in the world, with over a billion tires being discarded every year. These tires clog landfills, pollute rivers and ground water, and are frequently burned, resulting in toxic oils and fumes.
Kyle Parsons learned of this dilemma during a trip to Bali in 2004. It stuck with him until he finally came upon a solution to address at least a piece of the mammoth problem: Repurpose the old tires into stylish and durable sandals and accessories. In 2009, Kyle returned to Indonesia and and launched his new social enterprise, Indosole.
“The landscape and people of Indonesia had captivated him and he hoped that by transforming discarded tires into soles, he could do his part to help alleviate Indonesia’s pollution problem,” according to their website.
To learn more about this remarkable company, it’s mission for good and beautiful products, visit indosole.com.