Fibreberry is a project, run by Enactus Sheffield, that is using banana fibres to make faux leather school shoes for children in rural areas of Nigeria.
The project’s mission is to use banana fibres (that are usually seen as waste) to make simple consumer products to sell for profit in the growing vegan market. These sales will fund the production of banana fibre, waterproof shoes which will be donated to children in Nigeria which they can wear to school during the rainy season, protecting them from water-borne diseases. Alongside this, we will be providing employment to people in the local communities to distribute these shoes. This project has environmental and health-based aims.
What Global Goals are we working towards?
3 – Good Health and Wellbeing
8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
10 – Reduced Inequalities
12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
13 – Climate Action
How can you help us?
We are currently building our prototype and looking for support with manufacturing and design, particularly support in prototype manufacturing and production scaling.