We’ve been long-term fans of Vivobarefoot, and are inspired by how the craftsmanship and ancestral shoe-making of indigenous tribes, such as the Ju’/hoansi San people in the Kalahari Desert, has helped the feet of people around the world come into a closer relationship with the earth. Beyond the physical relationship to nature, there is so much more we can learn from indigenous leaders and elders. Their wisdom can show the way forward. We need their help, as much as they need ours.
At COP26, Mindahi referred to an ancient prophecy, the Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. It speaks of a time where the Western and indigenous world unify to bring humanity towards balance - a healthy and peaceful way of living. This is a world where we move away from a destructive growth-based society that plunders Earth’s resources, and punishes those with the lowest-impact on the Earth the hardest; instead, where we come into balance with nature in a regenerative, restorative circular economy.