Rope sandals weren't invented in a cluttered suburban garage in Seattle or in the dark shadowy depths of Silicon Valley. Truth be told they were created in one of the least suspecting places on Earth. Here is the serendipitous story of how Ian Stewart first encountered rope sandals and their mysterious origins.
The year was 2018. Spring was upon us. The yet to be founder of 13 HIPPÖ, was growing tired of staring out of the window from his office cubicle. He was bored of the 9 to 5 grind and how mundane his life was becoming.