Bella | Ha Shoes' newest sandal, The Zanzibar Collection!
Bella | Ha is a mission-driven, travel-inspired luxury goods company that makes beautifully crafted Italian-made shoes that give back.
Every stamp on our passport is a lesson in what it means to be a citizen of this world —a reminder that we have a responsibility to take care of this Earth and the people we meet in it. This is why Bella | Ha Shoes’ story begins and ends with a suitcase. Travel has inspired us to give back.
When you buy a pair of Bella | Ha shoes you help us send solar suitcases to an area of the world in need. What’s a solar suitcase? It’s a portable, suitcase-like device that equips off-the-grid medical clinics with solar power so they can have light. In more places than you can imagine, women give birth to children in darkness. This contributes to high infant and maternal mortality rates in impoverished regions. By the simple act of providing solar power, these clinics will now have medical and surgical lighting, as well as power to charge cell phones and essential medical devices.
Bella | Ha shoes are meticulously crafted by a family of shoemakers in Florence, Italy using the highest quality materials.
Sustainably-sourced salmon skin leather from Ireland provides the rich texture of the strap of the shoe. The leather is tanned using a 100% chrome-free tanning process, which ensures that the natural structure of the salmon skin is preserved. Textured salmon leather is remarkably durable and wears beautifully over time.
While luxuriously thin, these shoes are incredibly comfortable thanks to an Italian-made foot pad technology called Soletto.
The bespoke salmon leather colors are exclusive to Bella | Ha. And each collection has a palette that is inspired by a particular area of the world that we will support with solar suitcases from We Care Solar, our giving partner.
Nineteen years ago on the opposite side of the globe in a remote coastal clinic without electricity identical twin girls were born. The girls were separated at birth. One was sent to an orphanage. The other remained in the care of a couple living in the coastal village.
In 2002, we traveled to the Khanh Hoa Province in Vietnam to adopt that little girl living in the orphanage. After returning with our daughter, Isabella, we discovered that she had an identical twin. The journey to find her began.
While searching, our eyes were opened to the vast array of people and cultures and traditions that exist across the planet. Our journey led us to realize how similar we are, and yet how very different our surroundings can be. Surroundings that are determined simply by the longitude and latitude in which we are born.
We found our daughter’s identical twin, Ha, in 2008 living in a remote village without infrastructure where her basic needs were not being met. A little girl so similar to her identical twin, yet living a very different kind of life. It was in that moment that we decided to inspire others to travel. To become citizens of the world. To seek adventure. To seek ways to do good. And Bella | Ha was created.
Our first collection benefits the Khanh Hoa Province, where there is still great need, because this is where our lives were changed. Our daughters and their story have inspired us to become better citizens of the world and do all we can to help one little person at a time by providing electricity to remote maternity clinics.
Thank you for being a part of our journey.
Risks and challenges
Bella | Ha, a mission-driven, travel-inspired luxury goods company that makes beautifully crafted Italian-made shoes, launched their first collection, the Khanh Hoa collection, in 2015. The Zanzibar Collection, the newest Bella | Ha sandal, launching Spring 2018 comes with little risk!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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