One pair of shoes for a month

The g-mo shoes
The g-mo shoes

Emily Pettit-Coetzee is a fashion writer and blogger, she is also always up for a do-good fashion challenge. Last year she wore the same dress every day for a month to raise funds for HIV/Aids. This time she has signed up to wear the same pair of shoes every day for a month in support of the Barefoot Against Poverty campaign. The campaign is by Every Human Has Rights and is in a build up to International Human Rights day on the 10th of December. This year’s human rights focus is on the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty. What Emily and others are trying to do is to rally support for the barefoot campaign and to get people to remove their shoes at noon on the 10th in solidarity with those who have nothing, let alone a pair of shoes.

Emily is documenting her journey on a blog, here. The shoes that are making it a bit more comfortable for her are locally designed and made and have been donated by g-mo shoes. Emily was able to choose the fabric and style of shoe at the g-mo workshop and then they were hand-made for her. Every day she writes about where she has been in the shoes and posts a pic of the outfit she has paired them with.

Emily Pettit-Coetzee
Emily Pettit-Coetzee
Emily out and about in the shoes
Emily out and about in the shoes

You can follow the campaign on Twitter, like it on Facebook, RSVP to the event page saying that you’ll take part on 10 December or pledge on the Barefoot Against Poverty site.

Emily picking fabric with Grandt Mason of g-mo shoes

Emily picking fabric with Grandt Mason of g-mo shoes

One Comment

  1. Inspiring stuff. Have you heard about TOMS? Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlz3QKHJBac&feature=channel