Oliberté’s Narivo is a low-top derby style shoe in a soft, grey suede. It features an open lace detail at front, a self binding at top edge for comfort and Olibertés signature crescent at arch, and branded tab at the outer ankle.
Oliberté is dedicated to design that is both environmentally thoughtful and ethically produced. The brand prioritizes the health and happiness of their manufacturers and uses natural, biodegradable materials in all of their products. Oliberté is a certified B corp, participates in 1 % For The Planet, and was the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear company.
Oliberté is a sustainable brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa.
‘We believe in empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all. This means making premium quality products with a lifetime warranty, and it means treating every employee, everywhere in the world, with respect. In 2009, we started off as a small footwear company partnering with factories and suppliers in Africa. Since then, we gained enough momentum to launch our very own factory in 2012. We make every single pair of Oliberté shoes at this factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In September 2013, we also became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear manufacturing factory.
Our Ethiopia team passed rigorous inspections and over 255 compliance standards to make it happen. This means we meet environmental standards, have weekly doctor visits for employees, support workers’ rights, and proceeds contribute to a community premium. And we are continually working to improve.
Our experience of Africa […] is one of pride, talent, and outstanding materials that are good to the environment. We believe that with the right partners, each country within Africa has the means to grow and support its people. So that’s what Oliberté does – we work to create fair jobs and lead the charge for workers’ rights, supporting this effort. We manufacture in Ethiopia at our factory and partner with suppliers, farmers, and craftsmen to produce premium product in Africa. Through this, we create product that makes our global team, and global customers, proud.’
1% For The Planet – Oliberté is committed to creating a healthier planet. One percent of their proceeds go to non-profits dedicated to sustainability and the environment. onepercentfortheplanet.org
Certified B Corp – Creating of a new sector of the economy that harnesses the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. Oliberté is voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. bcorporation.net
Fair Trade Certified – As a Fair Trade USA partner, Oliberté is meeting or exceeding rigorous standards for empowerment, economic development, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. fairtradeusa.org