Hitting market this week, Oliberte Footwear’s Adibo, a crepe soled desert boot, looks pretty good, but has a far more handsome backstory.
Though based in Canada, Oliberte focuses its manufacturing and sourcing in Ethiopia, Kenya and Liberia. The intent of the company is to help support an African middle class, providing thousands of jobs and encouraging wider economic stimulus on the Continent. The Abido, for example, are handmade in Ethiopia.
There are, as you’ll be aware, a good number of ethical and socially conscious footwear brands. Whether the goal is to provide shoes for those in need, give proceeds back to environmentally damaged communities, or provide jobs where they hadn’t previously existed, we support good ideas.
More images of the Oliberte Adibo after the jump. Learn more about the company at Oliberte.