Sole Rebels

My new kicks:

sole rebels 1

Sole Rebels shoes are made in Ethiopia. They’re fair trade, and comfortable, too.

The company is owned by a woman, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, who employs only other women. She pays them a living wage. The materials are made locally or recycled (the soles are tires).  She also has a vegan line that promises no animal products are used. There’s a Sole Rebels store in the Adams Pavilion shopping center near the school.

I liked my first pair so much that I went back this weekend and got another one.


Oprah likes them, too.


About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.
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