Ava Sandal in Natural
The Ava Sandal is a shoe with a simple design that allows you to move in comfort and style. Featuring three single strap braided abaca rope and genuine leather soles.
This piece uses handwoven abaca, the strongest of all natural fibers. As a sustainable fiber native to the Philippines, abaca is highly durable, flexible, and resistant to salt water damage.
• Handwoven abaca rope upper
• Genuine leather insole
• Double-soled heel
• Rubber sole
All our products are individually handmade, thus no two pieces are exactly the same. Slight variations are inherent in the methods and natural materials used. These are not product flaws, but are considered minor distinctions that make this piece special and one-of-a-kind.
INNÉ, which means "innate," "inborn," and "natural" in French, is a slow-fashion brand that began in 2018 to promote local products that make use of natural materials and traditional techniques found in the Philippines.
INNÉ is about keeping age-old traditions relevant, breathing new life into them, and recreating them into modern-day essentials.
INNÉ was born out of a desire to bring back the appreciation for slowly and carefully handcrafted pieces by local artisans using raw, natural materials and traditional techniques.
The brand aims to support ethical practices and provide livelihood opportunities by partnering with small families and communities, and ultimately, keeping the quality and art of Filipino craftsmanship alive.
The brand makes a conscious effort to minimize their impact to the environment through their production and packaging processes. INNÉ sources as many sustainable materials as possible from the Philippines and are careful to only produce pieces to meet demand, in small, meaningful quantities.