Tag Archives: Made in the USA

Okabashi on GPB’s “Georgia Works Radio”

Georgia Public Broadcasting recently stopped by our Buford, GA facility to learn more about our company and what it means to be a US shoe manufacturer in today’s global economy.  In addition to an interview with our Owner/President, there is also a great segment featuring the two filmmakers behind “American Made Movie”.  The full radio program can be heard here Georgia Works Radio: Why American Made “Works”  Georgia Works

Okabashi and American Made Movie

Visiting 32 cities in 32 days, the American Made Movie bus tour focuses on the impact that consumers have on the health of their local communities as well as the nation at large. Okabashi was proud to welcome the tour bus and its representatives for a factory visit when they rolled into Buford, GA on July 5th.  For more info and tour dates, click here: American Made Movie tour.

To learn more about the movie, the cause and how you can help build a better America, visit the website here: American Made Movie.

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Okabashi Named one of five most chic and comfortable shoes for women!

We here at Okabashi have always thought that our sandals are both comfortable AND cute – a combination that can be hard to find in today’s footwear!  Which is why we were very happy when our shoes were recognized as one of five chic and comfortable shoe options for women in a recent Yahoo article.  See the full article and to learn more about all of the shoes featured: Haute Doesn’t Have to Hurt with These Stylish Selections

So, the next time you can’t bear to wear those 4″ heels again all night, grab your Okabashi sandals instead- your feet will thank you.


Okabashi Wins 2011 Environmental Awards

Okabashi Brands Win 2011 Environmental Award

March 25, 2011- Atlanta, GA: Okabashi Brands is proud to announce the honor and acceptance of the fourth annual Environmental Award sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The award of “Envention” – given to a new product developed by an Atlanta company or individual that exhibits outstanding environmental or “green” benefits- was announced on March 25, to a packed house of Atlanta’s most notable companies and journalists.

“This award, while being an honor to receive, is more a motivation than simply an acknowledgement for our team, “ says CEO of Okabashi Brands, Bahman Irvani.  “Being recognized for what we have been doing for several years only drives us further toward our ultimate goal.  This goal is to continue to manufacture shoes that are recyclable, durable and have the lowest carbon footprint of any other shoe sold in the US.”

Good for the Planet: All Okabashi footwear is vegan friendly, recyclable and made from up to 30% recycled material.  Send it back to our recycling center or recycle locally.

Good for the USA: Okabashi shoes are all Made in the USA! Buford, Georgia to be exact. Okabashi shoes travel an average of 700 miles, compared to imported shoes, which travel an average of 11,600 miles to get to your home.  This means a huge reduction in your carbon footprint.


About Okabashi Brands:

With all manufacturing based in Buford, Ga., Okabashi has consistently produced wellness-oriented casual footwear in the United States since 1984.  All Okabashi footwear is designed with a massaging insole, superior arch support and to be dishwasher safe.  Customers can find men’s and women’s shoes in a variety of styles and colors.  Shoe collections include flip-flops, casual slides, mid-heel sandals and clogs.

For more information, visit our website at www.okabashi.com or contact Meredith Garcia @ 678.730.5332 or Meredithg@okabashi.com