Greensole – From Landfills to needy feet

July 31, 2017

Two College students were struck by the idea of refurbishing old thrown away sports shoes to make Slippers available for the needy ones.

They had no technical knowledge but only an idea based on the fact that “Globally 350 million shoes end up in landfills every year”.

So together they set to work educating themselves. The soles were used to make the base of the slippers, the uppers gave way to make the sandal straps and lastly the laces were used to pack the shoes.


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They are running a crowdfunding campaign and reaching out to the community to support their efforts. Greensole were selected among the top 30 innovators of India by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.

Not only this but they are planning to set up Skill Development Centres wherein, people will be trained to refurbish old pair of shoes.


To know more about their initiative, read full news at or visit their website-

To donate:


Linking with WATWB Blogfest whose co-hosts are

Sylvia Stein, Simon Falk, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal  and Damyanti.

Featured image source- Pixabay

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  • Reply Simon Falk August 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Win-win. Helping the needy and managing waste. Plus it’s creative. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Lynn August 13, 2017 at 3:07 am

    So awesome – people helping people with footwear and jobs. Thanks for sharing about this and for being a part of #WATWB

  • Reply Team MocktailMommies August 1, 2017 at 7:45 am

    A noble cause… reduce reuse recycle mantra best put to help mankind. Hats off to the brains behind this!
    Thank you for shatring this information.
    Anagha from Team Mocktailmommies

  • Reply Damyanti July 31, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent initiative! I’ll definitely donate to this. Thanks for sharing, Upasna– totally appreciate it, and it is heartening to see such initiatives form India!

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