Umòja

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UMOJA - who they are ?

Created by two friends who met on the benches of the University of Brest, the project was born from their desire to change the world with more transparency and solidarity. In 2017, they left their professional careers and created Umòja.

Umòja, which means “unity” in the Swahili language, is a footwear brand...

UMOJA - who they are ?

Created by two friends who met on the benches of the University of Brest, the project was born from their desire to change the world with more transparency and solidarity. In 2017, they left their professional careers and created Umòja.

Umòja, which means “unity” in the Swahili language, is a footwear brand that combines tradition, modernity and innovation while promoting African textile craftsmanship while respecting the environment.

A UNIQUE HISTORY

The Umòja shoes, besides promoting traditional textile heritage, have each a different story… Each of the fabrics used to make our sneakers illustrates through its patterns, geometric shapes and colours a very specific story. These fabrics are an invitation to discover the traditional myths of these African regions. The quality of the weaving of the fabrics, the beauty of the patterns and the elegance of the design allow each pair to adapt to all styles.

You can discover the unique stories of each of our models through the descriptive pages of our sneakers. For this first collection, we drew our inspiration from traditional West African society. The name chosen for each pair is taken from the history of this beautiful region of Africa.

Our sneakers are not only ethical and ecological, but also unique and artistic. Between mix of materials, craftsmanship and creativity, all creations are a hymn to cultural change.

COMBINING TRADITION, MODERNITY AND INNOVATION...

In addition to promoting craft skills, Umòja puts innovation at the heart of its actions. We would like to initiate a reflection on the environmental impact of the fashion industry. The brand excludes the use of animal leather and artificial dyeing. Natural materials are favoured: organic cotton, textiles made from tree bark, cork, mineral and vegetable-based dyes and paints. 

All these materials are produced locally by small communities of producers. We have chosen to go directly to meet these producers in Africa with the aim of sourcing directly from the artisans.

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   Umòja Caravela shoes are made of cork an excellent substitute for certain derivatives of petroleum and leather. It is a high-quality fabric, very resistant and waterproof.Shoes are 100% vegan. Ethically made in Portugal.Cork

379,00 zł

   Umòja Étoiles De Cap-Vert shoes are made entirely with Manjak fabric from Saint-Louis In Senegal. The elegance and beauty of the pattern of this fabric originate from Cape Verde.Shoes are 100% vegan. Ethically made in Portugal.Organic cotton, jute

629,00 zł

   Umòja Biton Bogolan is a traditional technique of vegetal painting and dyeing from West Africa. The making of bogolan requires both technical knowledge and mastery of the cloth’s many symbols.Shoes are 100% vegan. Ethically made in Portugal.Organic cotton, natural cork

509,00 zł

   Umòja Lepi-Indigo  “Indigo-dyed cotton is a traditional Dogon fabrics in Mali. This technique is very common in West African society. It is the most commonly used natural pigment. The traditional method is to ferment the indigo leaf.Shoes are 100% vegan. Ethically made in Portugal.Organic cotton, natural cork

509,00 zł

   Umòja Yenenga  with its blue and black stripes, the “Gangla Pelga” is a traditional fabric of Burkina. This fabric is woven by craftswomens from the weaving center. We associate this shoe with cork, an excellent substitute for certain derivatives of petroleum and leather.Shoes are 100% vegan. Ethically made in Portugal.Organic cotton, natural...

469,00 zł
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