Monday, September 30, 2013

Oliberté manufactures the world's first fair trade certified footwear

“Becoming the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing factory was a rigorous process, but we did it because we believe this partnership will make us better as a company and employer,” says Tal Dehtiar, founder ofOliberté. “Our goal is to be a voice for ethical manufacturing so that factory workers around the world can provide a better life for themselves and their families.”

Fair Trade USA certifies Oliberté factory in Ethiopia

Oliberté, maker of sustainable leather shoes and bags handmade in Africa, is the first footwear manufacturing facility in the world to be Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. Oliberté opened its factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2012 to produce high-quality products in a work environment that values workers’ rights and fair wages. Passing Fair Trade USA’s audit process means that Oliberté is now shipping the world’s first Fair Trade Certified shoes to its retailers worldwide.

See some of the designs after the jump.


Oliberté’s new line of fall and winter 2013 footwear for men and women displaying the Fair Trade Certified Factory logo is now shipping to retailers throughout North America and overseas, including best-selling styles the Adibo and theMogado Hi, both available in brown-yellow pull up, a leather sourced in Ethiopia. Select new styles will also be available for purchase on starting October 1.


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