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Camper has collaborated with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) to create a limited edition collection produced entirely in Ethiopia, fusing African aesthetics with urban elements to create styles perfect for summer.
As the flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, the Ethical Fashion Initiatives goal is to empower micro-producers in developing countries by connecting them with fashion brands.
This partnership creates fair and dignified employment in Ethiopia while also minimising impact on the environment.
Reinterpreting Camper’s very first shoe Camaleon, artisans have given a sporty upgrade to two unisex options; a lace-up shoe and a sandal. Both styles incorporate East African handmade tie-dyed leather and feature a wedge sole of layered leather and white EVA.
Through this mutual exchange of skills, Camper has supported the tannery to help improve its technical footwear development capabilities, whilst itself gaining access to skilled local artisans and their regional techniques.
This collaboration, the second between Camper and the EFI, is also helping to improve workers’ access to employment, knowledge, and skills.