World of Barefoot

SMALL STEPS CELEBRITY AUCTION
12/11/20

SMALL STEPS CELEBRITY AUCTION

Vivobarefoot have been partnering with the Small Steps project for the last 2 years, through their Small Steps shoe auction. Thought leaders and likeminded businesses come together to raise awareness and funds for the thousands of children and families who are forced to work and live on rubbish dumps.

THE POWER OF CO-CREATION FROM THE CRADLE OF HUMANITY: THE KARA PEOPLE, BELGIAN DESIGNERS AND BAREFOOT SHOEMAKERS
21/05/20

THE POWER OF CO-CREATION FROM THE CRADLE OF HUMANITY: THE KARA PEOPLE, BELGIAN DESIGNERS AND BAREFOOT SHOEMAKERS

The Kara tribe is one of Africa’s most authentic tribes known for their abstract body painting, a fascinating act of transformation using the skin as a canvas and the earth as a palette. From co-creation workshops between six young male and female Kara body painting artists and two Belgian-based brand Akaso designers Ababa collection returns back fusing one of Africa’s oldest art forms with an urban contemporary spirit.

ETHIOPIA SKATE: A JOURNEY OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY, REJECTING CUSHIONED LIFE
15/05/20

ETHIOPIA SKATE: A JOURNEY OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY, REJECTING CUSHIONED LIFE

A country, famous for its world-class athletes and most recently home for a Nobel Peace prize winner, Ethiopia is also a homeland for a multitalented young people.

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – CELEBRATING THE TOES AND FLOWS
08/03/20

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – CELEBRATING THE TOES AND FLOWS

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

VIVOBAREFOOT X ARCTIC ANGELS AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2020
22/01/20

VIVOBAREFOOT X ARCTIC ANGELS AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2020

Youth are the next generation of voices of influence; we have the power to change the world, for better or worse. This belief in the transformative power of young people is the foundation upon which the Arctic Angels Youth Action Network is built. 

SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA
04/12/19

SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA

Inclusive industrialization and sustainable human development in fostering decent jobs for women and youth in Ethiopia.

SMALL STEPS SHOE AUCTION
03/12/19

SMALL STEPS SHOE AUCTION

The most expensive vivos so far and all for a good cause. Around 15 million people live on rubbish dumps globally, many of them are children.

FLOURISHING DIVERSITY: RECONNECTING TO NATURE AND OUR HUMANITY
27/09/19

FLOURISHING DIVERSITY: RECONNECTING TO NATURE AND OUR HUMANITY

This month Vivobarefoot had the honour to participate in a series of events to listen and learn from indigenous leaders from all around the world

INTERVIEW: MEET WARIS DIRIE
07/06/19

INTERVIEW: MEET WARIS DIRIE

Activist, Bond girl, author, triathlete… get to know the multi-talented name behind our new collaboration.

WHO MAKES YOUR SHOES
24/04/19

WHO MAKES YOUR SHOES

Say hello to Tsedenia Mekib! She is the Managing Director of the Pittards supply chain in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we make our Soul of Africa range. 

ABABA X A KA SO
25/07/18

ABABA X A KA SO

Created in collaboration with Soul of Africa Shoes and A Ka So. This new design project is inspired by the unique art of the Kara people, inhabitants of Ethiopia.