Oliberte: Premium Footwear made in Africa

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Welcome to the closing of the official 30 Day Social Enterprise Celebration of Earth Tribe Baby Company!

Earth Tribe Baby Company has a very unique business model, where all of their products are manufactured in our communities, with a focus on working with stay at home parents, First Nations or individuals with disabilities. By creating flexible work, they provide a platform for financial independence – allowing people to make decisions which better themselves and the communities we share. Be sure to visit their website to check out the products they offer!

To celebrate the launch of their fantastic journey, we partnered with them and other like minded businesses and bloggers to offer 30 days of back to back giveaways, product reviews and discount days! This is the final giveaway to close the celebration with a big bang!

The giveaway

Today we are giving away a $150 gift card from Oliberté. Oliberté manufactures premium footwear in Africa and their store features a selection of high quality and stylish footwear and gear.  They have also joined the 1% For The Planet movement, which means that one percent of their proceeds goes to bettering our world. See more information about their company from their website below:

“When we first shared the idea of manufacturing our footwear in Africa, many asked: Why? Why or how could anyone want to make shoes in a place full of so much poverty and corruption?

The answer is simple: We never have and still don’t see an Africa that’s categorised by negative generalizations. Oliberté believes that with the right partners, each country within Africa has the means to grow and support its people. So that’s what we do – Oliberté partners with factories, suppliers, farmers and workers to produce premium footwear in Africa, but we do more than that. We work to create fair jobs, with the goal of contributing to the development of a thriving middle class.

When we made the decision to work in Africa, we knew we would face some challenges, but we made sure to maintain our focus on ethical practices. When we started off, it meant that Oliberté ensured it partnered with suppliers and factories that demonstrated respect and equity in the work place for men and women. Then, in August of 2012, we were able to start our own factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We carefully selected each of our partner factories based on our “play fair” factor, and we continue to play by this high bar. Women comprise approximately 60 percent of our factory employees, including manufacturing as well as administrative positions.

Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching”

Win it:

One lucky US/CAN reader will win a $150 gift card from Oliberté. Enter to win via Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!

Disclosure:  I received no compensation to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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141 responses to “Oliberte: Premium Footwear made in Africa”

  1. Daisy — October 13, 2013 @ 9:41 am (#)

    Recycle:they offer three-way shipping, which means that once you have enjoyed your Olibertés, if you can’t donate or reuse them, they will take back the shoes and recycle them.

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  2. Angelene Ashawasega — October 13, 2013 @ 9:45 am (#)

    I think it is great they work within Africa and to promote employment so all can be in the middle-class 🙂

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  3. michelle — October 13, 2013 @ 9:47 am (#)

    Oliberté is a “sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa.” credit to their website

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  4. athena.d — October 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am (#)

    i learned a few things, like the soles are made from natural crepe, breatheable and handpicked leather. and that its such a wonderful and helping company based in africa, which helps their middle class.

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  5. ToCo — October 13, 2013 @ 10:17 am (#)

    Love how they help the environment with one way being…Recycle: We offer three-way shipping, which means that once you have enjoyed your Olibertés, if you can’t donate or reuse them, we will take back the shoes and recycle them.

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  6. LYNN CLAYTON — October 13, 2013 @ 10:18 am (#)

    they work with Africa and give back to that community this is awsome

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  7. anne perry — October 13, 2013 @ 10:40 am (#)

    I learned that Currently, Oliberté operates in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya with the goal of expanding to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia in the coming years

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  8. margaux retrophiliac — October 13, 2013 @ 10:41 am (#)

    one percent of their proceeds go to bettering the world. That’s awesome!

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  9. Guy H. — October 13, 2013 @ 10:59 am (#)

    Love to Win !

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  10. Jo-Anne Pfoh — October 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#)

    what a wonderful company they take recycling very seriously

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  11. kathy — October 13, 2013 @ 11:02 am (#)

    We are proud that the cows, sheep and goats from which our leather is sourced have lived a life that is free range, hormone free and an average five to six years longer than livestock from most developed countries. interesting reading their story

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  12. MOHAMMAD MASOOD — October 13, 2013 @ 11:02 am (#)

    GOOD EFFORT

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  13. Mary Beth Elderton — October 13, 2013 @ 11:17 am (#)

    ‘…ensured it partnered with suppliers and factories that demonstrated respect and equity in the work place for men and women. ” I strongly support fair practices in businesses.

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  14. Theresa J — October 13, 2013 @ 11:18 am (#)

    They are working to create fair jobs and wages for workers

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  15. AndreaH — October 13, 2013 @ 11:40 am (#)

    What I learned is that according to their website they are the “first ever footwear manufacturing factory to be Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA”. Pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

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  16. Doreen Lamoureux — October 13, 2013 @ 11:42 am (#)

    I learned that they have a beautiful TORIA

    Black Suede shoe

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  17. Florence C — October 13, 2013 @ 11:56 am (#)

    I learned that Oliberté partners with factories, suppliers, farmers and workers to produce premium footwear in Africa. They work to create fair jobs, with the goal of contributing to the development of a thriving middle class.

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  18. Maegan Morin — October 13, 2013 @ 12:08 pm (#)

    I learned that currently, Oliberté’s main operation and factory is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  19. Abigail Thomson — October 13, 2013 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    I love that their shoes are made completely fair and not in some sweat shop. What a way to promote and set an example for other businesses. They’ve just earned a new devoted customer.

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  20. Shannon Baas — October 13, 2013 @ 12:14 pm (#)

    I like the shasa.

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  21. Katy — October 13, 2013 @ 1:00 pm (#)

    I learned that their Africa factory has now been open for 1 year!

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  22. Julie G. — October 13, 2013 @ 1:05 pm (#)

    I learned it is a fair trade certified factory

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  23. Alison K — October 13, 2013 @ 1:06 pm (#)

    Visited Oliberte and something I learned from their website is “if your purchase has seen their last days, just give us a call or email at info@oliberte.com and we will arrange to have them shipped back to us or dropped off at one of our retail partners for free”

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  24. Amy Heffernan — October 13, 2013 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    I learned that the factory is just one years old.

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  25. Jennifer — October 13, 2013 @ 1:30 pm (#)

    I love that they’re fair trade!!! and beautiful!

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  26. Stephanie LaPlante — October 13, 2013 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    I learned that women comprise approximately 60% of their factory employees, including manufacturing as well as administrative positions.

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  27. Megan Willis — October 13, 2013 @ 2:07 pm (#)

    I learned that their shoes are made from natural crepe.

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  28. Fan R @TeddyOutReady — October 13, 2013 @ 3:55 pm (#)

    I learned that nubuck is a more sturdy sanded leather, made of the outer side of the hide. It has shorter grains than suede and looks very smooth and buttery.

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  29. John Stuart — October 13, 2013 @ 4:08 pm (#)

    Never judge an African until you can walk a mile in African made shoes.

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  30. dan williams — October 13, 2013 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    nice selection of mens shoes

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  31. Angela Erickson — October 13, 2013 @ 4:43 pm (#)

    Sustainable is the way to go!
    Those shoes are beautiful and would be great for my husband..hmmm, what a nice Christmas gift. A gift and knowing you’re supporting a good business.

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  32. ellen casper — October 13, 2013 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

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  33. B Ha — October 13, 2013 @ 6:31 pm (#)

    Their factory is 1 yr old

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  34. Caryn s — October 13, 2013 @ 7:15 pm (#)

    In August of 2012, they were able to start our own factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  35. charityk — October 13, 2013 @ 7:20 pm (#)

    Oliberté continually works to reduce its environmental impact in every step of its manufacturing and exporting process. i remember seeing this brand on dragons den.

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  36. loriag — October 13, 2013 @ 7:21 pm (#)

    I learned they “play fair” – Oliberté is ensuring it partners with suppliers and factories that demonstrate respect and equity in the work place for men and women.

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  37. Nicky — October 13, 2013 @ 7:30 pm (#)

    That they use lots of natural materials.

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  38. Lori Jackson — October 13, 2013 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

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  39. Henry C. — October 13, 2013 @ 7:50 pm (#)

    That they are a sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa

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  40. elaine — October 13, 2013 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    i learned their main factory is in ethiopia

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  41. jen s. — October 13, 2013 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I learned about their shoe recycling program – if you don’t have a friend/family member/other to give your used shoes to, then they will arrange to have the shoes returned to them for free so that they don’t end up going to waste or ending up in garbage/landfills. very lovely policy and way of thinking. kudos!

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  42. Neils Thor — October 13, 2013 @ 9:37 pm (#)

    The world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear manufacturing factory: Oliberté’s factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  43. tennille — October 13, 2013 @ 9:38 pm (#)

    I loved reading about the Ambassodors

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  44. Diana — October 13, 2013 @ 9:39 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté continually works to reduce its environmental impact in every step of its manufacturing and exporting process.

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  45. scott macmillan — October 14, 2013 @ 4:20 am (#)

    A real commitment to fair jobs.

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  46. Beth — October 14, 2013 @ 5:32 am (#)

    Oliberté continually works to reduce its environmental impact in every step of its manufacturing and exporting process…I love that

    And that i would really love to own a pair!

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  47. Carol Denny — October 14, 2013 @ 5:43 am (#)

    Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

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  48. Jen B — October 14, 2013 @ 7:22 am (#)

    I learned that for the outsoles of their footwear, they use natural crepe rubber straight from rubber trees, which allows them to avoid using toxic equipment and chemicals commonly used in making machine-made outsoles.

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  49. Vesper — October 14, 2013 @ 7:55 am (#)

    Learned that the shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles and breathable and hand-picked leather.

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  50. FallenPixels — October 14, 2013 @ 8:43 am (#)

    They are the first ever footwear manufacturing factory to be Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA, and as result produce the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear.

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  51. Sylvia — October 14, 2013 @ 9:01 am (#)

    I learned that their factory is only one year old.

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  52. Carole B. — October 14, 2013 @ 9:02 am (#)

    They will recycle for you with a three-way shipping, which means that once you have enjoyed your Olibertés, if you can’t donate or reuse them, we will take back the shoes and recycle them.

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  53. magda s — October 14, 2013 @ 10:39 am (#)

    The Flota Wallet was made in Ethiopia

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  54. nicolthepickle — October 14, 2013 @ 10:43 am (#)

    They’re made with Natural rubber crepe soles all the time.

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  55. Jessica Gilbert — October 14, 2013 @ 10:45 am (#)

    i love that they work hard to reduce the environmental impact of their manufacturing

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  56. Jenny bROOKE ERIN — October 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm (#)

    I learned that To become Fair Trade Certified, our team in Ethiopia had to pass over 255 compliance factors,

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  57. diana shenderovich — October 14, 2013 @ 12:36 pm (#)

    love this article

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  58. Cynthia C — October 14, 2013 @ 1:38 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté continually works to reduce its environmental impact in every step of its manufacturing and exporting process.

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  59. Tina M — October 14, 2013 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    they offer three-way shipping, which means that once you have enjoyed your Olibertés, if you can’t donate or reuse them, they will take back the shoes and recycle them.

    Reply

  60. jan — October 14, 2013 @ 3:15 pm (#)

    I learned that I like their BLAMO bag

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  61. Tanis — October 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm (#)

    I learned the shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles!

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  62. Amanda Alvarado — October 14, 2013 @ 7:03 pm (#)

    I learned their shoes are made “from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.”

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  63. courtney b — October 14, 2013 @ 7:51 pm (#)

    I learned I love the tompa boots! and the first one was in Ethiopia! very cool site!

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  64. Dayna Wilson — October 14, 2013 @ 7:53 pm (#)

    This is such a cool company.. I’m really impressed by their business model and practices. I learned that their head operations are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  65. Tina L. — October 14, 2013 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    I learned that one percent of their proceeds go to bettering the world…

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  66. harriet — October 14, 2013 @ 8:56 pm (#)

    first fair trade certified footware

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  67. Bryan C — October 14, 2013 @ 10:37 pm (#)

    Oliberté is ensuring it partners with suppliers and factories that demonstrate respect and equity in the work place for men and women.

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  68. Lori B — October 14, 2013 @ 11:09 pm (#)

    they support workers rights in africa

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  69. Ken Ohl — October 15, 2013 @ 3:14 am (#)

    love they donate 1 % to helping the world terrific

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  70. Nena Sinclair — October 15, 2013 @ 3:27 am (#)

    I learned that they make the world’s first Fair Trade footwear!

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  71. Julie bolduc — October 15, 2013 @ 4:40 am (#)

    That one percent of their proceeds go to bettering the world.

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  72. Clifford — October 15, 2013 @ 5:45 am (#)

    I learned that Oliberte’s objective is to create fair jobs, with the goal of contributing to the development of a thriving middle class in Africa.

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  73. JLin — October 15, 2013 @ 7:26 am (#)

    Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

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  74. Maggie — October 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    This month 10% of their proceeds will help fund Kwame N. an Olympic skiier from Ghana.

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  75. angela m — October 15, 2013 @ 9:59 am (#)

    I learned that Natural rubber crepe soles are versatile and have been used for centuries by natives in colder countries like Canada and Russia and soldiers working in hotter desert climates.
    thanks

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  76. april yedinak — October 15, 2013 @ 11:51 am (#)

    I learned that the animals they use to make their leather from live free-range and hormone free.

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  77. ABrown — October 15, 2013 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    They are an eco-friendly brand that makes many efforts to better the community and world through certifications, donations, recycling and by not using toxic or harmful materials.

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  78. Audra O'Hara — October 15, 2013 @ 2:30 pm (#)

    I learned they also have gear like wallets and bags. That Mamu bag is really nice.

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  79. Dorlaine Simmons — October 15, 2013 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    I would love to win this for myself

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  80. Stephen — October 15, 2013 @ 8:53 pm (#)

    They are African based

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  81. Brenda Penton — October 16, 2013 @ 2:32 am (#)

    I learned that they create fair jobs and it it partners with suppliers and factories that demonstrate respect and equity in the work place for men and women.

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  82. andie — October 16, 2013 @ 7:41 am (#)

    I learned that they are The world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing factory: Oliberté’s factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  83. Kelly Amos — October 16, 2013 @ 10:42 am (#)

    I learned that the company is concerned with environmental issues and takes continual pride in reducing negative impact on the environment.

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  84. Angela Mitchell — October 16, 2013 @ 11:14 am (#)

    I learned that you can return the shoes to them when you are done for recycling!

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  85. melodi mance — October 16, 2013 @ 12:40 pm (#)

    Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles,

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  86. Deb Dorrington — October 16, 2013 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté ensured it partnered with suppliers and factories that demonstrated respect and equity in the work place for men and women. Equality for the women is very important to me.

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  87. Donna L. — October 16, 2013 @ 10:32 pm (#)

    I learned that they work to create fair jobs, with the goal of contributing to the development of a thriving middle class.

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  88. darci — October 16, 2013 @ 10:33 pm (#)

    they give back to the community and are certified as a fair trade footwear company!

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  89. Dale Steele Nicolov — October 17, 2013 @ 3:58 am (#)

    It is refreshing to hear about a company that shows respect for the environment and good working conditions for the workers.Also they are producing a practical product that is well made.If more companies showed this kind of respect instead of having huge profit margins as their #1 priority, the world would be a better place to live.

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  90. Marc-Andre Taillefer — October 17, 2013 @ 5:07 am (#)

    i learned their main factory is in ethiopia…

    Read More at http://www.onesmileymonkey.com/open-giveaways-2/uscan/oliberte-premium-footwear-made-in-africa-giveaway-150-gift-card/ © OneSmileyMonkey.com

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  91. Cathy Burnett — October 17, 2013 @ 7:09 am (#)

    This product is helping contribute to help people become better tradesmen.

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  92. Robert de Burgh-Thomas — October 17, 2013 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    Look like awesome shoes

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  93. l p — October 17, 2013 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    one percent of their proceeds go to bettering the world. thanks

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  94. Jay M — October 18, 2013 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    I love that they take workers’ rights, as well as gender equality seriously.

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  95. Beth Rosell — October 18, 2013 @ 2:02 pm (#)

    I learned that they work in Africa and give back to the community in which they work.

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  96. Christine — October 18, 2013 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    Oliberté operates in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya…

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  97. Margot C — October 18, 2013 @ 9:39 pm (#)

    I was pleased to read that women comprise approximately 60 percent of the Oliberté factory employees, including manufacturing as well as administrative positions.

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  98. Jennifer L. — October 20, 2013 @ 5:58 am (#)

    I learned that in their first year they made roughly 15,000 pairs of boots, shoes, and sandals.

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  99. Sarah Stickney — October 20, 2013 @ 7:03 am (#)

    they donate some of their proceeds

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  100. Laura — October 20, 2013 @ 8:14 am (#)

    I learned that they will recycle your shoes when you’re done with them

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  101. Richard Corkum — October 20, 2013 @ 9:40 am (#)

    Gotta Luv Shoes

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  102. christine jessamine — October 20, 2013 @ 10:07 am (#)

    I love that these are made in africa. I love the Shasa shoes

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  103. BlackAsphodel — October 20, 2013 @ 8:17 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. tara — October 20, 2013 @ 11:22 pm (#)

    The cows, sheep and goats they make the leather from live free range and hormone free.

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  105. Leah — October 21, 2013 @ 1:22 am (#)

    I learnt that their goal is to help develop a thriving middle class

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  106. Leah Lucas — October 21, 2013 @ 5:08 am (#)

    I learned that a year ago when the factory first opened they had 15 employees. They now have 59.

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  107. Dorrie Turner — October 21, 2013 @ 5:49 am (#)

    I learned that Oliberté believes that with the right partners, each country within Africa has the means to grow and support its people.

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  108. Leslie G — October 21, 2013 @ 9:26 am (#)

    The factory is one year old.

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  109. Kat E. — October 21, 2013 @ 10:56 am (#)

    I learned that they recycle by offering three-way shipping, which means that once you have enjoyed your Olibertés, if you can’t donate or reuse them, they’ll take back the shoes and recycle them!

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  110. Suzanne — October 21, 2013 @ 2:56 pm (#)

    Love their bags too!

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  111. Gloria S — October 21, 2013 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    I learned that they are a sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa

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  112. Karin Dollery — October 21, 2013 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    I love that 1% of their proceeds go towards making the world a better place

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  113. JENNIFER HART — October 21, 2013 @ 7:24 pm (#)

    I learned that proceeds go to help athaletes and that there is a African skier!

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  114. Jeannette Laframboise — October 21, 2013 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    I learned that they have the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear manufacturing factory. It is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I remember years ago sponsoring a young boy through World Vision and he was from Addis Ababa. It is a very poor area and having any sort of factory and/or employment makes a big difference.

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  115. tina reynolds — October 21, 2013 @ 8:09 pm (#)

    I learned that they are fair trade certified

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  116. Carole Dube — October 21, 2013 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, and they create fair job.

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  117. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 22, 2013 @ 4:43 am (#)

    I learnt that Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

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  118. mysweetiepiepie — October 22, 2013 @ 8:25 am (#)

    They were the first ever footwear manufacturing factory to be Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA – very cool!

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  119. Sherry k — October 22, 2013 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    they produce the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  120. raven — October 23, 2013 @ 9:11 pm (#)

    one percent of their proceeds go to bettering the world…

    Read More at http://www.onesmileymonkey.com/open-giveaways-2/uscan/oliberte-premium-footwear-made-in-africa-giveaway-150-gift-card/ © OneSmileyMonkey.com

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  121. ikkinlala — October 23, 2013 @ 10:43 pm (#)

    I learned that they reduce the amount of glues needed by using more (and more complex) stitching.

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  122. Amanda — October 24, 2013 @ 2:25 am (#)

    What a wonderful way to support fair trade

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  123. joseph gersch — October 24, 2013 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    August of 2012, they were able to start our own factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  124. lesley — October 24, 2013 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    I love that they’re fair trade!

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  125. Nina Bergeron — October 25, 2013 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    I love that they can resuse the shoes once you are done with them!

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  126. Cori Westphal — October 26, 2013 @ 6:37 pm (#)

    I learned they warranty their products for the full natural lifetime of the product!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  127. Jill Myrick — October 26, 2013 @ 8:04 pm (#)

    I learned that Oliberté shoes are made from natural rubber crepe soles, breathable and hand-picked leather, reverse backing, and reinforcement stitching.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  128. Edmund S — October 26, 2013 @ 8:31 pm (#)

    Oliberté’s factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing factory.

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  129. carolyn coney — October 27, 2013 @ 8:00 am (#)

    that they are creating fair wages for their workers

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  130. Kristin Troska — October 27, 2013 @ 9:14 am (#)

    Oliberté operates in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya with the goal of expanding to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia…

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  131. Julie Harris — October 27, 2013 @ 9:59 am (#)

    I learned that the shoes are lined with 100-percent goat leather, which allows your feet to breathe naturally and stretches to form to your foot perfectly.

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  132. Paula Michele Hafner — October 27, 2013 @ 4:16 pm (#)

    I learned that the shoes are lined with 100-percent goat leather, which allows your feet to breathe naturally and stretches to form to your foot perfectly.

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  133. francine — October 27, 2013 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    The factory is a year old.

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  134. JJ Caraway — October 27, 2013 @ 6:37 pm (#)

    I think it’s awesome about their three way recycling and the lifetime warranty.These are really nice shoes and would be excited to win them.

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  135. sarah miller — October 27, 2013 @ 6:59 pm (#)

    love fair trade, support it whenever I can

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  136. DanV — October 27, 2013 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    I learned that the Ngola is a great boot

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  137. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — October 27, 2013 @ 7:52 pm (#)

    I learned they work in Africa to create fair jobs. Their shoes are made from natural rubber, leather and have reinforced stitching.

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  138. Katy Emanuel — October 27, 2013 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    I learned that the cows, sheep and goats from which their leather is sourced have lived a life that is free range, hormone free and an average five to six years longer than livestock from most developed countries

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  139. Paol Trenny — October 27, 2013 @ 9:00 pm (#)

    I learned that they have a Three-way: Recycling program – you can shipped back their products to them or dropped off at one of our retail partners for free when the products are old and of no use to owner

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  140. Brittney House — October 27, 2013 @ 10:45 pm (#)

    They are working to create fair jobs for workers.

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  141. Richard Hicks — October 27, 2013 @ 11:07 pm (#)

    Learned they use natural crepe rubber tapped straight from rubber trees for the outsoles

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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