About Us

In a time of fast fashion and cheap products, we feel that the world has had enough...
We are on a quality mission! Our commitment is to build products to last, to love, and to get better with time. All while being respectful of the materials we use, the hands that make our products, and this planet which we all share.
As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, we refuse to contribute to a disposable society and we encourage everyone to start buying better, consuming less, and to get outside and enjoy this planet!

The Team

Bill Schmitz, Founder of The Sole Workshop, holding a pair of sandals on the beach.


A leather craftsmen since childhood, Bill combined his degree and decade of work experience in product design to create The Sole Workshop. As a former Floridian, Bill knows a thing or two about wearing sandals daily. He is a lover of all water & air sports and is also a US national & World champion skydiver.

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Sunset handstand on the beach. Photo by Bill Schmitz.


With a background in psychology, Dana uses her love of life to bring a ray of sunshine to our social media feed and communications.

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