HANDCRAFTED IN AMERICA
You see the term everywhere, but what does it really mean? At OKA b., it means everything. Our product is manufactured in our 110,000 square foot factory in Buford,GA, just thirty miles from Atlanta. Because we care deeply about our environment, our factory is low-waste and uses recyclable materials to make every pair of our signature sandals. Distribution from our on-site facility also helps to reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating steps in the supply chain. In addition, we employ more than 250 hard-working people in both our Atlanta and Buford locations. We bring jobs to our community and take pride in knowing that we are helping to build and strengthen our economy instead of outsourcing it.
To us, Made in the USA also means being responsible to our community beyond producing quality products and reducing our carbon footprint. It means using those products to help others in needs. In addition to encouraging our own customers to send back their well-loved OKA b. sandals to our factory where they are ground and turned into new product, OKA b. is proud to partner and donate both product and dollars to the following organizations:
- The American Cancer Society - OKA b. supports the fight against breast cancer by donating to the American Cancer Society as well as sponsoring events such as Relay for Life and The Hope Lodge. Since 2010 our company has donated thousands of shoes to breast cancer patients going through treatment at cancer centers nationwide. OKA b. has also created a limited edition Pink Ribbon Madison slide. For every pair of these slides sold online, $10 will be donated to the American Cancer Society
- Soles4Soles - In 2010, OKA b. donated more than 20,000 pairs of sandals to the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
- OKA b. is a family owned company that actively supports and fosters community building in Atlanta and around the globe through various additional philanthropic initiatives.
So you see, Made in the USA is more than just a tagline. It’s a motto. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a mission. And at OKA b., it’s 100% true.