Today on the blog we have partnered with Bella | Ha sandals to select two winners to each receive two pairs of shoes! We love everything this company stands for and since it is the season of giving we couldn’t think of a better company to partner with this week for a giveaway. Every shoes purchased on the site gives back to an area of the world in need. So if you are looking for a great gift this Holiday season that also gives to those in need this is the perfect place to look. Bella | Ha’s story is one that is unique and so heartfelt. We spoke with Keely Solimene, the founder of the company, about the origin of Bella | Ha and it’s mission and here is what she had to say:
“Bella | Ha is a mission-driven, travel-inspired luxury goods company that makes beautifully crafted Italian-made shoes that give back. Each collection of Bella | Ha shoes is inspired by, and benefits an area of the world in need. The sale of shoes from the first collection, the Khanh Hoa collection, sends Solar Suitcases to the southern Vietnamese province of the same name.
The Khanh Hoa province was not a random choice for the first collection. It was chosen for a reason that is very personal to the founder of Bella | Ha. Her adopted Vietnamese daughter was born there. Isabella, or Bella, was adopted when she was four years old from an orphanage in Nha Trang, Vietnam. After the adoption, the founder learned that she had a twin, named Ha, still living in poverty in a remote village outside of Nha Trang.
It took years of searching to locate and finally meet her. She found her daughter’s identical twin 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 she decided to inspire others to travel. To become citizens of the world. To see adventure. To seek ways to do good. And Bella | Ha was created.”
We will be giving away two pairs to two lucky winners! To enter to win this giveaway all you have to do is follow us on instagram, share the image with the hashtag #BottleandHeelsGiveaway, and tag 3 of your friends in the comment section. It’s that simple. Do that and you will be one step closer to winning two pairs of these amazing sandals.