Friday is guy day – Oliberté Footwear
Oliberté Footwear make premium leather footwear exclusively in Africa, with natural rubber outsoles from Liberia, and handpicked leathers from Ethiopia. Their leather is sourced from farmers in Ethiopia using animals first functioned as livestock; making milk, transportation, babies, and more, truly rocking the free-range lifestyle. In fact, these livestock live, on average, five to six years longer than domesticated livestock in developed countries, and receive no hormone injections.
By buying this leather, Oliberté supports local farming lifestyles and tanneries (which they make sure are processing the leather in as eco-friendly ways as possible). Each pair of Oliberté kicks is made of 100% natural leather and is constructed with over 1,000 stitches by men and women that are paid and treated fairly – all part of their belief that Africa is full of pride, power and liberty. Their collection of shoes, boots and bags for the ethical man are currently on sale (some as low as $25 CAD) – ships to Canada and the U.S..
Read more: Oliberté founder, Tal Dehtiar – named one of FAST Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2012,