soleRebels Footwear

Top choice shoes in Addis Ababa

Eight years after being founded by designer Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to help talented artisans in her neighbourhood, soleRebels Footwear's shoes are made using locally sourced natural fibres, hand-made fabric and, for soles, old car and truck tyres. Staff are paid up to four times the average wage in Ethiopia and is one of Ethiopia’s best-known companies internationally.

It is the world’s first shoe company to have been certified by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).