Freewaters, is a small group on a mission to improve the quality of life through superior product experience and through creative humanitarian initiatives. More specifically, they are on two parallel and fully integrated campaigns: to design the best sandals ever seen and to help find solutions to the global drinking water pandemic.
As product designers they grew tired of failing to find sandals with the fit, performance and styling that we wanted. As humans, we grew tired of procrastinating to make the world a better place. A brand committed to product excellence and focused on a single social cause is a powerful vehicle for change. They have a vision of what could be and an irresistible itch to see it through. There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
They are two industrial designers and longtime friends: Martin Kim (knower of all things related to snowboard boots) and Eli Marmar (knower of all things related to wetsuits). They have a shared addiction to pushing the limits of design, wearing sandals 24-7, spending as much time in the water as possible and a common desire to make the world a better place.
-adjective, noun, verb
- 1. free: the feeling of being transported into instant vacation mode as you fling off suffocating shoes and slip on sandals.
- 2. waters: the fundamental building block of all life; the sustainer of life; the purifier of all things negative.
- 3. freewaters: designing the best sandals ever seen and helping to find solutions to the global drinking water pandemic.
Access to Clean Drinking Water
Every year, more people die from the consequences of unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. Dirty water and a lack of proper hygiene kill 3,300,000 people annually, most of them children under the age of 5. At Freewaters we believe access to clean water is a basic human right.