Khulani Moccasins - the Soul of Africa

Whether it’s fairtrade sneakers from Veja, or the ultra-funky, 99% recycled Worn Agains, we can’t help but get excited about ethical footwear. Now, on a visit to Terra Plana’s London store, we’ve come across another brand to enthuse about – the Khulani fair trade moccasin, a simple, stylish slip on shoe that is hand stitched by villagers in South Africa, with a percentage of profits also going to fund orphanages in the country. The project is the brain child of Lance Clark, a member of the Clarks family – the UK’s biggest shoe retailer – and Khulani shoes are available at most major Clarks outlets. It looks like this important initiative is already having a positive impact. According to the Clarks website, more than $900,000 has already been raised and is being used to build a new orphanage. The Scotsman has also covered the initiative here. ::Soul of Africa ::

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