Did You Know ?

Worldwide every year more than 35,00,00,000 pairs of shoes are discarded, while as per the recent report by WHO, 1.5 billion people are infected by diseases that could be prevented by wearing proper footwear.

Manufacturing a pair of shoes involves a total of assembling upto 65 discrete parts in 360 steps, which generates 30 lbs of emissions; equivalent to leaving a 100-watt bulb burning for a week.

What We Do

At Greensole, we recycle discarded shoes to comfortable footwear, keeping them away from landfills and provide them to the neediest through corporates, NGOs and schools. We also sell a part of the footwear manufactured towards building a self-sustaining social venture.

Social Venture

Greensole is a self-sustaining Social Venture.


We recycle discarded sports shoes to comfortable footwear.

Save environment

We believe in making both environmental and social impact.

Re-Use Your Trash

We will ensure that no under-served is barefoot in the World by 2023.


To recycle discarded shoes with an absolutely minimum carbon footprint, to give livelihood to the underprivileged sections of the society and to ensure that no one in need is barefoot by 2023.


We have made a humble start by providing footwear to 10,000 people in need across the villages of India and in 2016 we will provide footwear to more than 50,000 people in need, while restoring their dignity.

Our Story

Greensole is a social venture, which recycles discarded shoes to comfortable footwear and provides them to the under-served to protect them from diseases caused by unprotected feet.

As athletes, Shriyans Bhandari and Ramesh Dhami ran hundreds of kilometres every year. They also ran through at least three to four pairs of sport shoes every year. The soles were in good condition but the shoe sides tore within months. The duo always wondered if they could find some use for the intact soles of these quality sport shoes. A bit of research led to the idea of refurbishing them into trendy slippers. That brainwave eventually spawned an eco-friendly enterprise that reuses shoe soles and is appropriately named Greensole - By Hindu Business

" We are based in Mumbai and also have patents (D262161 & D262162) for our innovation. "

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Our Team

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Nitesh & Rishi Bhasin (Board Members):

They have been into manufacturing footwear since the past 20 years and run an export house manufacturing 1.8 million shoes annually and supplying to brands like ALDO, H&M, Marks & Spenser and many more. Our tie-up with directors of Ram Fashion Exports has immensely strengthened our backend, to execute the Global social vision.

Ramesh Dhami (Co-founder):

Ramesh is a national level Indian athlete who has won several races including Lavasa Hill Run, Thane and Kharghar Marathon. He only taken positives and strength from his background and helps in running day to day operations at Greensole. He knows professional athletes and people in sports organizations across the country and has worked with several NGOs.

Shriyans Bhandari (CEO & Co-founder):

Shriyans has completed his Master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College. He is a passionate athlete and has authored “Birds of Aravallis” in association with Rajasthan Tourism and BNHS India. He has spoken at various environmental and entrepreneurship forums including the ones at Harvard Kennedy School, Babson College, MIT, Wharton and TEDx Youth WASO, Dubai.

Karan Bhasin (COO):

Karan is an active member in the youth committee of the Council of Leather Exports (CLE) and is extensively involved in the Design Task Force initiative under the Make in India Campaign. Karan graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Finance, Marketing and Logistics Management. He also possesses Footwear manufacturing and technical designing diplomas from the prestigious ARS Sutoriaschool in Milan, Italy.

Kunal Kapadia (CFO):

Kunal has been a part of the financial services sector for over 16 years. He completed his post graduation in Finance from Mumbai University. His passion for ‘giving back’ got him interested in Greensole. He loves trekking and travelling. He will climb Mount Everest someday.

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Shriyans has completed his Master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Babson College. A graduate from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. He is a passionate athlete and has run more than 100 long distance races till date in India and abroad and has authored “Birds of Aravallis” in association with Rajasthan Tourism and BNHS India. He has spoken at various environmental and entrepreneurship forums including the ones at Harvard Kennedy School, Babson College, MIT, Wharton and TEDx Youth WASO, Dubai. Shriyans is passionate about his vision of bridging the social, economic and environmental gap through Greensole and creating an infrastructure, which allows everyone to have the basic necessity of footwear forever.

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Ramesh is a national level Indian athlete and has won several races including Lavasa Hill Run, Thane and Kharghar Marathon. He is regularly placed in all the races he participates. Ramesh hails from Uttrakhand and came to Mumbai when he was 8 years old, over the years he has worked his way up to becoming a social entrepreneur. He is creative, hard-working, determined and has a knack for entrepreneurship. He only taken positives and strength from his background and helps in running day to day operations at Greensole. He knows professional athletes and people in sports organizations across the country and has worked with several NGOs.

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Vice President Operations

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Simran is a Third Year Bachelor of Management Studies student at Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She has a diverse corporate internship portfolio including internships in the Human Resource, Marketing & Administration departments. She was also the Head of Department for her College's Annual Management Festival, Talaash. She is passionate about bringing change & challenging the status-quo and at Greensole she is responsible for getting major corporate partners, including Fortune 500 companies on board and coordinating with NGO's to gather information regarding people in need of footwear and subsequently organizing donation drives in villages across India. She enjoys listening to all kinds of music in her free time.

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PreritSethi is a law student studying at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. He is a volunteer with Greensole and represented and won for Greensole— the Novatia B-Plan competition held in BITS Pilani Goa. He has a keen interest in IPR Law, Cyber Law, TMT Laws and law relating to the domain of startups. He has acquired a diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws from NUJS, Kolkata and has interned in law firms and under advocates— doing both transactional and litigation work. He has also interned in places like The Times of India, Humans Rights Commission, State Legal Services Authority etc.

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Vanita Wadhwa is pursuing BMS at Jai Hind College and is a volunteer at Greensole. As a management student she has trained to perform in different fields such as finance, marketing and social media. Her dedication and result orientation sets her apart from anybody else. She has an interest in learning new things, doing social work and travelling. She can be contacted at vanitawadhwa18@gmail.com.


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Entrepreneur & Investor

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Puneet is a business enabler for startups and MNC’s with more than 13 years of experience in the industry. Puneet has been as Investor, Mentor & Entrepreneur while also having exposure to Senior Management roles.

He comes from a strong CRM background having worked as Developer, Designer, Architect, Business Analyst, Project& Program Manager. He has also been a freelance consultant and trainer having trained numerous Corporates in India & abroad on CRM best practices.

He had invested in Automotive Exchange Private Limited &Eklavya Creations Private Limited. He founded SiebelTraining.org, a training platform which delivers hands on training on Siebel CRM. Before starting SiebelTraining.org, Puneet was instrumental in founding and starting the Indian Operations for his first venture ACRMZ Technologies Private Limited.

Professionally, Puneet has worked with/for organizations like Deloitte Consulting, Yahoo, Hewlett Packard, Oracle Corporation, General Electric, Wipro, Bayer, COLT Telecom, GlaxoSmithKline, Cancer Research UK, etc. to name a few.

Puneet also started an incubation platform by name of Incubation India more than a decade back and has been running bi-weekly entrepreneurial event ‘Get Started’ to guide budding entrepreneurs in Mumbai.

You can find more about Puneet on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/incubationindia

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Mr. YaduvendraMathur has been appointed by the Government of India as Chairman and Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Prior to this appointment, Mr. Mathur was Chairman and Managing Director, Rajasthan Financial Corporation, since 2011.

Mr. Mathur is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of the 1986 batch. A First Class Graduate in Economics and an MBA in Finance, Mr. Mathur has worked with Golden Tobacco and Associated Cement Companies in Mumbai between 1982 – 1984 before joining the Indian Revenue Services (Income Tax) in 1984 and then the IAS in 1986, topping his batch.

He has had long stints in various positions in the Finance Department including Principal Secretary Finance, Government of Rajasthan. During his postings under the Department of Economic Affairs (2001-2003) at Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia, Mr. Mathur worked as Assistant to the Executive Director (representing India, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland) of African Development Bank. He was then actively engaged with the Export-Import Bank of India in enhancing and promoting business opportunities for Indian companies in the African continent through Technical Cooperation Agreements. As Energy Secretary of Rajasthan for over three years, Mr. Mathur contributed in the setting up of three greenfield power plants in the state. He was also Planning Secretary, PHED Secretary and Director General Revenue Intelligence in Government of Rajasthan. He also has experience as Managing Director of a Textile Mill at Bhilwara and as Chairman of Indira Gandhi Canal Board. Mr. Mathur was Collector & District Magistrate of Bhilwara and Bharatpur and has also served for over three years as Senior Deputy Director at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

Mr. Mathur has interests in entrepreneurship development, infrastructure financing, regulatory issues and in behavioral sciences.

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Maj Gen Kanwar Vijay Singh Lalotra, had his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar the oldest Co-ed residential school in the country; where he passed out as the School Head Boy and was awarded the President of India Medal for being the “Best all Round Scholar”.

He completed his post-graduation from the Madras University, Chennai with distinction and was awarded M Phil from Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

The Gen has vast experience having served on important staff, instructional, command, diplomatic assignments and travelled overseas as part of educational and military delegations.

Deeply committed to education he has been Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Army Schools and Rashtriya Military Schools. He set up the Pine Wood School at Hamirpur, on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

On superannuation from the Army he served as Principal Mayo College, a leading public school in Asia and on the Board of Governors of Schools run by Mayo College General Council.

He has to his credit the Manekshaw Convention Centre at Delhi Cantonment, Army Heritage Museum at Annandale, Shimla and the State War Memorial at Jaipur where he provided consultancy and project management support.

Currently he is serving as Executive Director (Education) ASPAM Academy, an initiative of Gulf Petrochem, Dubai. He is on the Board of Governors of Maharani Gayatri Devi School, Jaipur, Advisor to Extra Marks on digital education and assisting in modernizing educational standards in schools set up as part of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also consultant to Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for setting up the State War Memorial at Ita Nagar.

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Contact Info

Phone: +91-8879982045

Office Hours: 10 am-6 pm (Mon-Sat)

Email: care@greensole.in

Website: www.greensole.in

Address to donate shoes: Greensole, C/O A463, Ram Fashion Exports, MIDC, Mahape
Navi Mumbai- 400701

Please note that we currently do not have collection centers in other cities and the only way to send us used shoes is through courier on our Mumbai address. We accept all kinds of shoes except with heels and of kids.

We thank you for your support, It means a lot to us.

To support us further you could courier us a cheque as well in the name of "GREENSOLE FOUNDATION", it takes only Rs. 199/- to refurbish and donate a pair in your name.

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