"The choices we make should be a reflection of what we value. The false perception that we deserve to get everything cheaper and faster has a cost that we can no longer afford to pay as a global community."
-Christal Earle, Co-founder & CEO of Brave Soles
This brand is female owned, ethically produced and globally inspired. It was born out of the desire to be proud of what we do and out of knowing that we can do better, particularly about what we wear.
Christal was the founder of a previous youth humanitarian organization working and learning from a community of garbage dump workers on the north coast of Dominican Republic, since 2005. She was always taken aback at the astonishing amount of tires sitting in the local dump. It was here that she thought of the idea to make shoes out of the soles of these tires, in an effort to help the most vulnerable people and environments.
The Tire Wizard and Magician behind the soles is Bernard Paul and Brave Soles items are traveling all over the world with the Brave Soles name. He has worked with his father and brother recycling tire parts and learning how to cut soles since he was a teenager and was searching for a way to connect with the global market. Bernard is a passionate entrepreneurial creative who is committed to helping the environment.