The Logan
The Logan

Brave Soles

The Logan

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Named after the international airport Jazz Aviation flies to in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Logan is a compact way to organize all your travel essentials as you zip from one part of the world to another.

You know the drill: you need the keep those odd little bits of change for the coffee that you need as soon as the plane lands and you can finally get through the gate.

And as you are standing there in the line contemplating the extra syrup you know you want in the coffee, you realize that maybe this is the year that you should finally see Boston in the fall...

Made of upcycled leather sourced from former airplane seats
Provides an eco-friendly, sustainable alternative to new leather
Handcrafted by artisans
Accents are made from upcycled tire inner tubes sourced from the Dominican Republic
Change pocket and space for your cards
4" x 3 1/2" - 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm

 

More product details below. Price includes shipping. 

Made of upsourced leather

Christal (co-founder and CEO) had been working and learning from a local community of garbage dump workers on the north coast of Dominican Republic.

Every day she worked at that dump was an adventure in laughter, connection, and the hard truths about our shared humanity. There were, however, also a heartbreaking amount of tires. They were a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases and they were a toxic nightmare.

She came up with the idea to use tires for soles on beautiful hand made shoes - and create a way to help the most vulnerable people in the process.

 

Christal and Florence are co founders of Brave Soles.
As their founder and chief optimist, Christal admits that her life has been stranger than fiction. Originally from a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, she now calls both Toronto and Cabarete, D.R. home.

From starting a global charity in 2000 to living between two countries since 2010 because of an international immigration situation gone sideways, she has kind of done it all. Christal is a writer, a professional speaker and an unshakeable believer in social change.

Flo, as they like to call her, is the mastermind behind our global logistics. Flo has an extensive background in online retail. Not only is she an avid online shopper (!) but she has worked in internet startups for much of her career. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, she now lives in the Dominican Republic on a farm with her husband Tommy and Ljana, the two loves of her life. She also loves to wake up and greet the day saying hi to her chickens, her donkey and her various critters around her property..

Brave Soles is female owned, ethically produced and globally inspired.

Every tire sole is hand cut and shaped to make these sustainable sandals. They are then sent to the workshop where the shoes are assembled using leather sourced from an eco-responsible certified tannery.

The sustainable footwear and eco conscious bags are all made in the Dominican Republic.


Shop Brave Soles products here


Learn more about our values here.


The Details

Made of upsourced leather

The Cause

Christal (co-founder and CEO) had been working and learning from a local community of garbage dump workers on the north coast of Dominican Republic.

Every day she worked at that dump was an adventure in laughter, connection, and the hard truths about our shared humanity. There were, however, also a heartbreaking amount of tires. They were a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases and they were a toxic nightmare.

She came up with the idea to use tires for soles on beautiful hand made shoes - and create a way to help the most vulnerable people in the process.

The Woman

 

Christal and Florence are co founders of Brave Soles.
As their founder and chief optimist, Christal admits that her life has been stranger than fiction. Originally from a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, she now calls both Toronto and Cabarete, D.R. home.

From starting a global charity in 2000 to living between two countries since 2010 because of an international immigration situation gone sideways, she has kind of done it all. Christal is a writer, a professional speaker and an unshakeable believer in social change.

Flo, as they like to call her, is the mastermind behind our global logistics. Flo has an extensive background in online retail. Not only is she an avid online shopper (!) but she has worked in internet startups for much of her career. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, she now lives in the Dominican Republic on a farm with her husband Tommy and Ljana, the two loves of her life. She also loves to wake up and greet the day saying hi to her chickens, her donkey and her various critters around her property..

The Brand

Brave Soles is female owned, ethically produced and globally inspired.

Every tire sole is hand cut and shaped to make these sustainable sandals. They are then sent to the workshop where the shoes are assembled using leather sourced from an eco-responsible certified tannery.

The sustainable footwear and eco conscious bags are all made in the Dominican Republic.


Shop Brave Soles products here

The Values


Learn more about our values here.