What will we wear this summer? We’ve got sandals, flip-flops as well, but we shouldn’t forget about trainers very handy to walk the Parisian cobblestoned streets or country paths. Sustainable fashion brand launched in 2015 Panafrica provides a whole range of trainers that are pretty, ethical and ecofriendly. Meet in one of the many Parisian addresses supplying the brand such as BHV or even L’Exception.
Ecofriendly trainers? That’s a big yes for us. At Panafrica, trainers are made of African wax fabrics bought in Côte d’Ivoire and organic cotton fabric weaved by women in Burkina Faso to make sure of a quality production and in line with the traditions.
And as part of the Walk for School program – created by the brand when it launched – Panafrica supports projects for access to education and professional training in Africa. For each pair bought, the brand donates 10% of its profits to partner associations.
For us, this summer’s hit definitely is the Volta Azur, a vegan trainer made of ecru cotton fabric weaved by hand in Burkina Faso. Classic, it reminds us of the shoes we wore as kids, but with a wax twist.
We also fall for more colorful models such as the Ouagadougou (€85) and its hibiscus flower wax called “wedding flower”. Let’s celebrate love and abundance at our feet!
And more especially, for this summer 2019, Panafrica signs a committed collab with ready-to-wear brand Jules. It leads to two trainer models to wear barefoot to feel good in our shoes and in our heads, on your own or as a couple.
Let’s choose between the Banfora and the Koudougou, both named after cities in Burkina Faso.
For this capsule collection, the brand uses innovative materials such as this eco-created fiber made of recycled plastic waste from the oceans. And as part of the WalkforSchool program, for each pair bought, Jules and Panafrica donate 10% of their profits to the Afrika Tiss association in Burkina Faso. Bravo!
From 23 June 2019 to 23 August 2019
16 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 Paris 12
Métro Bastille (ligne 1 - 5 - 8)
Basket Volta Azur: 75 €
Basket Ouagadougou: 85 €