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Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Ethiopia

soleRebels showcases Ethiopian artisan talents with the traditional 'barabasso' (Ethiopian recycled tire) shoe.

soleRebels sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Good

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

soleRebels' environment rating is 'good'. It uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It makes products by hand to reduce its climate impact. There is no evidence it avoids chromium and other chemicals in the leather tanning process. Its use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production.

Its labour rating is 'good'. It provides jobs for workers from communities in Ethiopia. It ensures payment of a living wage in the final stage of production. It provides workers in its supply chain with additional benefits such as healthcare. It traces some of its supply chain.

Its animal rating is 'it's a start'. It does not use fur, down, exotic animal skin, exotic animal hair or angora. It uses leather.

soleRebels is rated 'Good' based on information from our own research.

Last updated April 2020