Lila and Jeremy Stewart
ari Mari’s roots are born out of married couple, Jeremy & Lila Stewart’s time spent living in Indonesia, where each worked on projects related to improving kids’ lives: Jeremy, making a documentary film on kids suffering from malnutrition; Lila, volunteering with an orphanage. Moving back to the States, they decided the next project they undertook would go to help kids, and when they saw an unmet need for comfortable & colorful flip flops at the premium level, they married the two passions together and partnered with their childhood friend, John Veatch, to found Hari Mari in 2012. Discovering that pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among American children, it clicked. Hari Mari’s commitment sees $3 from every pair purchased going to support kids battling cancer. It’s called Flops Fighting Cancer. Since its launch, Hari Mari has quickly grown to include nearly 300 retail partner stores across 36 U.S. States, Japan, Canada and the Bahamas…with more to come.