About us


Gaia Soul Designs was born in Byron Bay in 2014. Natalia Sanchez, the designer and director of this sustainable footwear brand, creates unique designs that include both style and comfort. Since the beginning, Natalia has been designing beautiful leather sandals with a bohemian and contemporary vibe. Her creative designs are made with the finest natural leather, ergonomic soles and beautiful earth tone colors.

Gaia Soul Designs was created on four strong foundations: sustainability, faire trade, hand made and high end quality. Natalia built something unique and authentic where the classics were used as patterns taken to the newest european trends. Right now, Gaia Soul Designs is based in Byron Bay while the designs are handcrafted in Spain.



Native from Spain, Natalia grew up around the best quality leather shoes in a handmade workshop atmosphere. She studied and worked in art and design in Madrid, Paris, Morocco, New York and Australia. Natalia loves the creativity and techniques of the Spanish leather industry. She works with a small workshop in the south of Spain with the aim of empower her home country and preserve these unique traditions.

“I do my designs thinking about people’s needs. My priorities are comfort and quality. My designs are inspired by nature, time spent with beautiful people and old mediterranean cultures. My work is very earthy, bohemian and contemporary. I like to celebrate life, keep the old Spanish shoemaking traditions and support slow fashion and fair trade. Byron Bay and Spain inspired me to create the best” x Nat.