Founder Tal Dehtier, a Canadian entrepreneur, through his travels across the African continent, saw how well-meaning aid often had long-lasting negative effects and saw how the skilled footwear artisans in Ethiopia could do amazing things with the proper tools. This led to the creation of Oliberté. Oliberté, the now successful company, started as a small footwear company in 2009. First, the company partnered with factories and suppliers in Africa; then by 2012, after gathering enough funds, it expanded and founded its very own factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By doing so, Oliberté achieved in 2013 what has never been achieved by a footwear company before: recognition as the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing factory. *All the pictures that have been used were retrieved from Oliberté's website, Google Image, and the company's official Facebook page.
Business Website: https://www.oliberte.com/
Year Founded: 2009
Number of Employees: 51-200