WARIS DIRIE COLLABORATION
Hand-stitched in Addis Ababa directly providing sustainable jobs, the shoes are made with Ethiopian-sourced WFTO Certified canvas, hand-printed with all-natural dyes on sustainably sourced cotton yarns from women’s cooperatives. The Born Nomad, Born Free print is inspired by Waris Dirie, a Somali nomadic family born supermodel, founder of the Desert Flower Foundation. Proceeds from sales go to support the Foundation.
Ababa shoes carry the Proudly Made in Africa award, as they are independently verified for their quality, materials used and ethical production.
Through the sales of the shoes, the Soul of Africa Charitable Trust has enabled nearly 18,000 children and young people to get education and care by building classrooms, equipping computer centres, organising sport fields as well as supporting income generation initiatives.