Favourite Sustainable Brand: Brave Soles

Here at Pronti, we value sustainability, ethically made fashion, and a great brand story. This is why we want to make a shoutout to our favourite sustainable brands. Brands that are part of Pronti’s personalized shopping experience. 

Meet Brave Soles! A brand that makes shoes out of upcycled tires. 

Christal, Brave Soles’ founder, has been working with a local community of garbage dump workers since 2005 on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. There, she understood the problem of the overwhelming amount of tires that were thrown away in the garbage dump. The tires were breeding grounds for mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases and someone had to do something about it. 

In early 2017, Christal was struck with the idea of turning these tires into beautiful hand made shoes! After collaborating with tire-shoemaking experts, she created Brave Soles. 

We are very impressed with Christal and the team at Brave Soles’ drive and efforts to impact the environment and local communities!