The Avarca Sandal
Founder Christal Earle came up with the idea of upcycling used tires for the soles of shoes while in the Dominican Republic and noticing the overwhelming amount of tires destined for landfills. She went on to found Brave Soles with a vision to create beautiful fashion that's kind to both people and the planet at a fair price.
Using innovative solutions, such as upcycling, microfinancing, and community engagement, her company is helping break the cycle of poverty for both her suppliers and impoverished communities.
Their shoe leather is sourced in the Dominican Republic with a local business, Bojos Tannery. As a certified gold member of the Leather Working Group, Bojos is transparent about their process and upholds high environmental standards.
Brave Soles' regular accessories leather collection is sourced from either upcycled aircraft seats and furniture cutoffs from furniture makers or overstock leather from the manufacturing zones of the Dominican Republic.
At Kika Collective, we strive for you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. We are confident that you will be happy with the quality of our products as we personally handpick artists and vendors that meet our high standards. However, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we are more than happy to assist you with making your return.
Returns for a store credit or exchange for a full-priced item are always free for your first request. After that, subsequent exchanges and returns will incur our $8 flat shipping fee per package. Returns for a refund will also incur the return shipping fee of $8 per package.
Returns and exchanges must be started within 15 days of receiving your order. All sale items are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.
Please refer to our full Refunds & Return Policy to request a return. Once we receive your request, a Customer Service Representative will reach out to assist you.