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Brave Soles: Making Fashion Fair

Our handcrafted shoes have upcycled tire soles and reclaimed leather. Made with love for people and planet.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2021

Project Description

Visa She's Next Grant Program for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Our Mission is to create truly circular fashion that is fair to all: from the people who make it, to the people who buy it, to the earth that supplies it. We want our customers and fans to love their choices and proudly share the story behind what they own.

The Problem We Are Solving

Discarded tires and other usable materials fill landfills, ditches and waterways around the world. They are bio-hazardous and pose significant health risks - especially to the world's most vulnerable communities. Yet materials such as tires, dead stock fabrics and reclaimed leathers ALSO present endless opportunities for circular fashion designs.

 

 

Through a simple and scalable process, Brave Soles is creating fashion that is kind to both people and planet - and built on a circular economy. We give our customers the opportunity to reclaim their connection to what they wear and to see the impact of their purchase up front and in relatable United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

To date, we have reclaimed over 2,525 truck sized tires out of ditches, waterways, and landfills and have helped to generate revenue with five small teams of artisans.
 

 

We are seeking funding to help us grow out our logistics in a more efficient and scalable way that works with our greater vision of creating even more intentional purchasing and customization for our customers.

In turn, this will create smoother processes for us to work more closely with our artisans, employ new team members, and involve our customers more in the process and participation of ethical fashion that is accessible for the average consumer.

Brave Soles is grateful for the people who recognize that fashion can truly be fair and that we can build a future that we are proud of through the power of our choices today.  Thanks for your support and for being those kind of people.

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Visa
09/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$8,220
Kate Anderson
09/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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50.00 USD
Free upcycled leather change purse

Crafted with reclaimed leather from airplane seat covers, this little change purse is a great piece of history and has a story all of it's own. 

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Pair of Sandals of Your Choice

Receive a pair of classic and comfortable leather sandals with our unique hand crafted and upcycled tire soles. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Free upcycled leather change purse

Crafted with reclaimed leather from airplane seat covers, this little change purse is a great piece of history and has a story all of it's own. 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Pair of Sandals of Your Choice

Receive a pair of classic and comfortable leather sandals with our unique hand crafted and upcycled tire soles. 

Free Shipping. 

We will reach out for shipping details and ship immediately.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward