I’ve decided to run the New York City Marathon this November with the IRC’s Team Rescue 🏃🏻♀️ The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises by helping displaced people around the world rebuild their lives.
We are proud to announce our charity partner for the Mexico Collection: The International Rescue Committee! As part of our mission at Solana, we donate 5% of sales to charities providing humanitarian aid in the countries we feature.
This Saturday at Stone Brewing, Solana will be launching a new collection that puts the spotlight on Mexico at an all-day pop-up event. Solana is a shoe brand that uses the power of art to promote worldwide solidarity and cultural understanding.
Founder Yasmine Idriss discusses her journey with Solana alongside two other Arab entrepreneurs in New York. She talks about how she turned her passion for authentic travel into a business that aims to overcome borders and highlight the humanity in us all.
"Every shoe collection features a different culture," the Saudi Arabia-born Idriss explained. "We choose a culture, we collaborate with artists from that culture, and all the art that's created for that collection has to say something about the cultures."
Solana travels the world and collaborates with local artists to make handcrafted slip-on shoes that tell a story about a place and its people. The shoes serve as the canvas for the artists’ expression.
Solana wants to present a different, more authentic vision of Lebanon, one that is told through the creations of its local artists. The shoe designs highlight different facets of Lebanon's rich historical and contemporary heritage.