After the great success of K1X's initial DCAC Sierra Leone series in 2011, K1Xclusive is ready to take this unique collaboration - between a young African artist collective, the *folorunsho project and basketball brand K1X - to the next level...
For this project, 20 street kids from Freetown (Sierra Leone) created a stunning variety of patterns using traditional (and improvised) batik techniques. These extremely personal fabrics were then manufactured into 20 one-of-a kind sneakers each. Everyx pair of the handmade pieces is absolutely unique and limited to 20 pairs per style (sizes 5,5 thru 12) at a retail price of €230. The shoes come with a documentary photo book that illustrates the creation process - and gives a revealing glimpse into the lives of adolescents in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The profits of this limited footwear edition go back directly to the inspiring creators, who are looking to ameliorate their circumstances of living. These young men, who are known as the "Lion Base" crew, grew up in excruciating circumstances and have become a creative brotherhood thru shared experiences and common interests. The proceeds will help 20 hustling adolescents to afford shelter as well as schooling.
* All folorunsho products are non-profit oriented, as all winnings reimburse the Sierra di Lion Sharity
Trust. folorunsho = "born under the eye of God" (Yoruba)
Edits by jacuz