soleRebels: targeting the ethical consumer

McCarthy, Breda (2015) soleRebels: targeting the ethical consumer. SAGE Business Cases.

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Founded in 2004, soleRebels is an organisation that recycles truck tires to produce a range of shoes and sandals that are marketed to ethical consumers in the Western world. The founder spotted an opportunity to use recycled materials, market a Fair Trade product to ethical consumers, and, in the process, bring sustainable jobs to her community. The company is based in a food-insecure, drought-prone region in Ethiopia and its success has helped alleviate some of the problems faced by the local community. This purpose of this case is to demonstrate the principles of Fair Trade and facilitate the exploration of sustainable marketing.

Item ID: 39537
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
Copyright Information: © Breda McCarthy 2015. In accordance with publisher's policies, the Author Accepted Manuscript of this article is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU.
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 06:23
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1505 Marketing > 150502 Marketing Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 100%
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