Sole Rebels: The First International Fairtrade Accredited Company in Etheopia

United States
March 21, 2009 7:17pm CST
Starting out as just a hope to create more jobs, Sole Rebels has come a long way! Founded in Zenabwok, founder Bethlehem Alemu just wanted to create some jobs for her village. She, her husband and brother in law launched their small shoe making venture four years ago. Now, they employ over 140 workers, hand sewing eco-friendly, all organic and very well designed shoes. Noted for their adherence to fair trade ideals, Sole Rebels is pro-equality, ensures the healthiest working conditions, pays substantial wages and limits their employees work loads. You can support Sole Rebels and encourage other fair trade companies by purchasing from them. Though they don't have a website of their own, SoleRebel Shoes can be purchased through Amazon.com. Fair trade is the only fair way to buy. ;)
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
22 Mar 09
This is great information! Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. I don't suppose you know if the company has a web site or not? I guess if people wanted to search online they could find out more information about this person and what she has accomplished with her business.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Like it says in the last paragraph, they don't have a website, but more information is available on Amazon.com - where their shoes are purchasable. :D I'm looking into buying a pair myself!
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Does that mean they have a bio on the founder?