LION BASE is a documentary that provides an intimate perspective at the the raw life in the streets of postwar Freetown, Sierra Leone documenting the life of 20 youth that were living under horrendous circumstances in a gutter called LION BASE. The documentary invites you into a reality that most of us are unable to imagine. It follows the life of these youth and shows their development: emerging from a life of violence and crime in the streets into forming the creative collective *FOLORUNSHO, whose products and international collaborations are now available in selected locations around the world such as Collette in Paris. It shows the transformation from a 'struggle for existence' to 'creator of one's own life' by overcoming boundaries and obstacles and transforming the 'impossible' to I'M POSSIBLE.+ More details
SIERRA LEONE -> FREETOWN -> 20 streetkids -> 20 styles -> creating-> 20 brand new lives For this project, 20 street kids from Freetown (Sierra Leone) created a stunning variety of patterns using traditional (and improvised) batik techniques. 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. More infos on : http://folorunsho.net http://folorunsho.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/_folorunsho_+ More details
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 www.k1x.com/k1xclusive www.folorunsho.net+ More details
After previously presenting the Le Dünk Pack (apparel) and the Decade Pack (footwear), K1X will now release the third most anticipated pack of their K1Xclusive Spring 2011 line: The Sierra Leone DCAC limited edition pack. For this project, the basketball brand from Germany combined all ingredients for an outstanding footwear project: a unique story, maximum exclusivity, high end distribution and dope product. K1X kept it as limited as it gets: 22 different colorways limited to 15 pairs per style worldwide, placed in some of the most prestigious retailers around the globe. Each boutique will hold distinct one-of-a-kind DCAC silhouettes, available nowhere else. The pack combines original African ankara fabrics, Asian footwear manufacturing and German know-how. It arose within the framework of the folorunsho design project, which remixes original African materials and techniques with western design. From the proceeds of each of these 330 unique sneakers $25,- will be transfered directly the Sierra di Lion Sharity Trust Fund*, which supports the local youngsters, that actually design and manufacture many of the *folorunsho pieces. The pack is topped off with 22 different New Era 59/50 caps, made of the same Ankara fabrics, so that the caps will match the selected DCAC SL shoes exactly. A tad of pop on the underbrim of these K1X New Era fitted caps adds a distinct Sierra Leone flavor to an otherwise all black lid. As for all K1Xclusive products, branding is kept subtle - in this case no logo on the sneakers, just an understated "Nation of Hoop" tab on the heel and a tone-in-tone K1X tag on the caps. The Sierra Leone DCAC limited edition will only be available at these selected retailers: Colette (Paris), limitEDitions (Barcelona), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm), Pool (Munich), Streetammo (Aalborg), Puka Puka (Hawaii), Lock&Load (Utrecht), Slam Japan (Tokio), Overkill (Berlin), Sneakerhead (Moscow), CLVII (Berlin), RNDM (Bochum), Black Rainbow Shop (Paris), PickYourShoes.Com (USA) and KICKZ.COM (Europe).+ More details
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