Trash Treasures Eco-Shoes

Footwear made from old car tires has been in Ghana for decades. It is popularly known in Ghana as ‘tawoto.’ Our great grand fathers used indigenous knowledge and creative skills to manufacture these great soles, which were mainly used to go to the farms.

Footwear made from old car tires has been in Ghana for decades. It is popularly known in Ghana as ‘tawoto.’ Our great grand fathers used indigenous knowledge and creative skills to manufacture these great soles, which were mainly used to go to the farms.

Recycle Not a Waste is now harnessing the artisan skills and the indigenous age-old knowledge and traditions handed down to us by our forefathers in recycling tires and fused it with innovations and creativity to manufacture good looking soles such as flip flops, loafers, boat shoes, Converse-style trainers etc., for both the local and international export markets.

Recycle Not a Waste is committed to rescuing some of the hundreds of thousands of tires that end up in the landfills, lakes and rivers in Ghana which never decompose, and recycle them into comfortable footwear that has universal appeal while creating employment opportunities and utilizing the artisan skills of indigenous Ghanaian shoemakers and channeling them into a grassroots fair-trade social enterprise that provides a fair wage that not only aids survival, but allows artisans to considerably improve their standard of living.