Vans has joined forces with Krochet Kids International to help create jobs for impoverished women around the globe. Since 2007, the grassroots organization has created fair-trade economies by means of the art of crocheting with hook and yarn.
Now, with the help of Vans, they have produced two limited-edition styles of the loafer slip-on sneaker. The ‘Bixie’ shoes are both fitted with colorful hand-crocheted panels and personally tagged by the women of Uganda who made them. The striped and floral designs retail for $60, and the profits will go to supporting the organization’s efforts. The designs can be seen and purchased here.
Listen to how founders Kohl Crecelius, Travis Hartanov, and Stewart Ramsey– armed with bags of yarn– traveled to Uganda with a mission to make a positive impact: