Like all good stories, ours began with an adventure. A deployment with the Air National Guard in 2012 took founder Kerrie Gill to northern Africa. It was on this trip that she identified two unsettling problems — waste and poverty.
Old tires and plastic bags littered the landscape and were only disposed of by fire, causing massive pollution to hang in the air. She also witnessed poverty in local villages with children often going barefoot or with one single shoe because in their minds, "one was better than none." It was during that deployment that Kerrie found herself looking for a solution.
And that solution was Savanna Sandals. A brand with a simple purpose — to reduce waste while providing a product people need, all while giving back. We spent more than a year designing our eco-friendly flip flops and ultimately decided on recycled rubber tires to maximize our impact while creating sandals that are durable, comfortable, and above all, kind to the planet.
Every pair of Savanna's you purchase reduces the number of non-biodegradable rubber tires that end up in landfills. And with every purchase you make, we donate a portion of sales to the African Childrens Haven. We believe in cleaning up and giving back because a world with less waste and comfortable shoes is a better one.