Not only are Oliberte’s shoes chic enough for every day, they are also one of the first brands of premium footwear to be wholly produced in Africa. “Every time someone buys a pair, they are showing to the world that Africa is more than just poverty – that it is full of pride, power and liberty, says Canadian Tal Dehtiar, Oliberte’s founder and president. Made in fair trade factories in Ethiopia, the shoes are hand-crafted from natural rubber and local leather. Find a pair that suits you for $95-$120. I love the selection of colours and textures. Buy them on their website now.
– Kate Daley