• Ekn Footwear presents sneaker designed in Bangladesh and made in Portugal

    9 days ago - By Fashion United

    Kamthala sneaker by Ekn Footwear. Image: Ekn Footwear
    German sneaker label Ekn Footwear has collaborated with designer Rokaiya Ahmed Purna from Bangladesh to create a vegan sneaker made entirely in Portugal. In doing so, Ekn Footwear is challenging the industry's traditional manufacturing model done of producing in countries of the Global South and designing in Europe or North America.
    Model “Kamthala” (Bengali for jackfruit, the country's national fruit) is entirely vegan, made from recycled faux leather and neoprene. It features a wedge sole and yellow colour accents in the heel that...
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