Africa Fashion Guide
A social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry.



Manufacturing

September 7th, 2012

Oliberté Continues to Fly the Flag for ‘Made in Africa’ Shoes – SS13 collection

More articles by »
Written by: Jacqueline Shaw
Tags: , , , , , ,

Oliberté is a brand that is uniquely and proudly Made in Africa and why we continue to support what Tal and team do out in Ethiopia.

The concept of creating premium goods comes from the idea of skilled crafts people molding the finest of materials into exquisite design. Oliberté embodies that concept by melding the heritage of African artisans with forward- thinking technique and design. Every Oliberté product is made with 100% natural leather and is constructed with over 1,000 stitches by men and women that are paid and treated fairly – all part of the company’s belief that Africa is full of pride, power and liberty.

In June 2012, Oliberté opened its first independently owned factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where it employs 40+ men and women. The company also continues to work with partners in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius and South Africa as it grows as a brand, a family, and a champion for change through manufacturing and fashion out of Africa. As they say:

Today is only the same day as yesterday, if we do absolutely nothing about tomorrow

Leather is the main component of their shoes and bags, but not because leather is sexy, but because it is durable, and lasts ages and thus keeps its history.

Sourced from farmers in Ethiopia where livestock is a mainstay, their leather comes from animals that first function as free-range livestock, who produce milk, used for transportation and eventually used for shoes etc. In fact, they live, on average, five to six years longer than domesticated livestock in developed countries, and receive no hormone injections.

They choose to buy this leather as a way to support local farming lifestyles and tanneries and are committed to make sure the processing of the leather is done in the most eco-friendly way as possible. They continue to look for other material sources in Africa which they can incorporate into their styles and above all results in an expansion of job-creation locally.

As you check out their SS13 collection you will see this message continues as their ingrained history and story. From shoes to bags it resonates hand craft, skill, freshness and originality and above all….Africa.

This is Africa.

This is Oliberté.

www.oliberte.com/

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

 

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection

image – oliberte SS13 collection







Advertisement
 
 

 

EFI Accelerator For African Designers 21-22 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The EFI Accelerator Programme is back, and they are now taking applications until 31st of March. With the support of European Union, the Ethical Fashion Initiative aspires to propel creative entrepreneurs forward, providing the...
by africafashionguide
0

 
 

SNEAK PEEK OF THE INSIDE OF A WAXPRINT HOUSE!

Always wondered what it is like actually INSIDE a waxprint african print printhouse IN Africa! Then watch this video here ≥≥ https://youtu.be/vZjNYGD–0c The full video over on my YouTube channel highlights compani...
by africafashionguide
0

 
 

THREE KENYAN DESIGNERS SELECTED TO JOIN PRESTIGIOUS ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE’S ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Geneva, 2nd February 2021: The Ethical Fashion Initiative – a joint venture of the UN and WTO’s International Trade Centre, has selected three Kenyan designers to participate in the second Ethical Fashion Initiative Acc...
by africafashionguide
0

 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.