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    Interesting article:


    http://www.good.is/post/how-oliberte-the-anti-toms-makes-shoes-and-jobs-in-africa/?utm_content=headline&utm_medium=hp_carousel&utm_s ource=slide_1


    about oliberte, making shoes in Africa, and about how Tom's shoes model isn't all that helpful:


    http://www.oliberte.com/


    I like their Mogado in green suede:


    http://www.oliberte.com/shoes/mogado...k-green-suede/


    #2


    the economist says that almost every do-good/fair trade/charity business scheme ends up not working NEARLY as well as touted or planned, unfortunately.

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      #3


      @#Shawn: Maybe not, but they do wonders for advertising.

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        #4


        onlyshawn must be an austrian economist

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          #5


          I recently purchased this one...


          http://www.oliberte.com/shoes/narivo-mens-footwear-casual-leather-loafer-leather-fotowear/tan-nubuck-leather/


          ...and love it so far. Well made, looks great, and a good cause.

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            #6


            Thanks, Jason. Great read.


            My favorite quote from that article - “People crave products that have a little more purpose than just consumption."


            Made me realize that this holds true for myself. My purchases and habits are leaning more and more towards this train of thought.

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              #7


              Oliberte shoes are on sale at MyHabit:


              http://www.myhabit.com/ref=pe_188000_22524930_qd_de_cur_img_l1_b#page=b&d ept=men&sale=ASSGSXMRXVQ97


              very good prices, but they don't have the one I liked in green suede

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                #8


                Was just going to post that Jason. I have a code for 20% off my first purchase at MyHabit and am thinking of picking up another pair of Oliberte's.

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