Behind the Oliberté Ethiopia Uniform
Nothing is more unifying than, well, a uniform. We’re excited to share the new button-up factory coats our Ethiopian team is now offered to wear every day. These uniforms are important for several reasons – they were made locally, supporting Ethiopian economy; they protect our workers’ clothes; and they provide a sense of establishment and team pride. Along with these coats, each of our employees receives a handbook explaining our mission and how they are part of our long-term goal to support pride and sustainable jobs in the area. See a few photos of our team hard at work handcrafting our fall 2013 shoes, taken by Ethiopian photographer Kinfe Sahlu Gulte. Read more behind the scenes: THE AFRICAN ORIGINS OF THE STITCHDOWN.