WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
After raised walls and closed borders of 2020 we see our sneaker-project as a chance to move closer to each other. It is not only about connecting humans - It is also about connecting cultures and artisanship of two continents.
Our products contain sustainable, fair and vegan solutions without compromises in design and quality.
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Our sneakers have a clear agenda for 2021:
2020 was a stress test and a "call" in many ways.
The time we dedicated to design the I WILL RISE-sneaker saved our joy and was also a way for us to create a picture of the future we want to live in.
We have dedicated countless hours and full patience to create our first sneaker.
Not only is this project about the creation of fair, vegan and sustainable footwear, it also contains an important message for 2021: Re-Connection.
With the energy we have invested, we see our sneakers and streetwear as a way to re-connect humans.
I WILL RISE is all about cooperation. We are joining forces with those creative minds who share our vision and walk the path together.
We have designed two editions for you to choose for the crowdfunding.
Later this year, we will release our first Artist Collaboration Sneakers with Leila Akinyi and others. Leila Akinyi is an inspiring, talented singer and rapper from Cologne, Germany.
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The I WILL RISE sneaker is a frame within we started a conversation and a way to explore the hidden treasures of Kente-weaving that is part of the Akan culture from Ghana. We see the sneaker as an element that brings people together and it is an ongoing process and discussion of how traditional knowledge and modern street culture can connect. We are very excited about every single aspect that we learn from the the Akan art of weaving and reveal this to our customers and soulmates in a lively, transparent and interactive way.
It took us 18 months to design a sustainable, fair and vegan sneaker from scratch.
cruelty-free, vegan product
85 - 90%
biobased content in vegan leather
recycled rubber within the sole
I WILL RISE is sustainable & fair
"I WILL RISE supports Ghanaian startups and self-employed weavers by manufacturing hand made cloth and we are approaching the knowledge and tradition of the Akan weaving with care. We don't tolerate sweatshops and child labour.
Our sneakers contain the latest sustainable material inventions and are completely vegan."
Nando K. Nkrumah, Founder & Artistic Director
Thanks to all supporter, backers and friends who made it happen!
Your trust, motivation and help created the initial momentum that was needed to realize this unique project.
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