The Soul of Africa shoes are the result of a collaboration between a leading global barefoot footwear company -- Vivobarefoot, and the Desert Flower Foundation — an organization started by Waris Dirie that advocates against female genital mutilation.
The footwear is made in Ethiopia, ensuring an increase in economic stability for individuals who live there. The Soul of Africa shoes are hand-stitched in a new production facility in Addis Ababa. The designs also boast whimsical and stylish patterns with World Fair Trade Certified canvas from the Village Industry. These textiles are adorned with color from natural dyes and the cotton is sourced with attention being paid to sustainability.
The opportunity that Vivobarefoot and the Desert Flower Foundation bring to Ethiopia guarantees 100 sustainable jobs for local people.
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