Colorful Shoes by Soles for Change
I’m here to talk about Soles for Change: an awesome ethical fashion company who creates beautiful flats in a variety of cheery colors and designs. The colorful shoes are made in Santander, Colombia by women who are provided with a fair living wage. Every pair of shoes helps to improve the life of talented single mothers who hand make each design. In hopes of building a more sustained community, Soles for Change focuses on harnessing artisan talent and improving the standard of living for many single Colombian women by showcasing their beautiful, unique work for everyone to appreciate and incorporate into their style!
Soles for Change loves the idea of connecting people with Colombia—both by visiting the country and experiencing the connection between the consumer’s purchase and how that helps directly improve the quality of life of mothers and their children in Santander.
It all started when the owners decided to take a vacation to explore Colombia. Taking a bus three hours from Bucaramanga per the advice of some locals, the ladies ended up in a region that displayed a beautiful culture of rich food, kind people, and amazing sights of nature. Meeting the locals in this area, co-owner Laura admired their handmade products, and noted the pride they had in showing their craftsmanship. A handful of conversations later, Soles of Change was born to present to the world their beautiful work, and provide the ability for anyone to enjoy these super comfy shoes!
Wearing a product that was handmade by fairly paid women who have a sense of pride and happiness when it comes to craft makes me happy to wear these shoes every day. It is also so great that Laura has a personal relationship with the women and that the business was born through an admiration of the country and its people. That idea is quite beautiful to me, and it brings a lot of genuine good energy into the purpose and heart of Soles for Change.
I’m wearing the Pink Ethic Summer shoe. The show is true to size—I’m a size 7 and the shoe fits perfectly! They are super comfy and wear to slip on. It uses patterned cotton stitched fabric, a rubber outsole for grip, and a soft natural fique (tree fiber) footbed to provide comfort as you walk.
Switching my wardrobe up with consciously made pieces like these beauties, I always admire ethical fashion gurus like Laura. Wanting to share Soles for Change to you, we decided to team up and gift a pair of colorful shoes to a lucky winner!
To enter, head over to Instagram to do the following:
Follow @sustainabledaisy and @solesforchange on Instagram
Tag a friend in a comment in a featured giveaway Instagram post.
And that’s it!
Giveaway open to USA residents only, Winner announced May 5th. Good luck!