The Makers We Trust.
Naji & his team.
"I believe in people, and it is only when I met a talented and soulful artisan named Naji that I decided to launch a line of shoes - handmade in Lebanon. This collection symbolizes support for Lebanon's rich heritage of artistry but is also deeply inspired by Naji's moving story." Kristina
The shoes made in Lebanon are labelled 961 - which stands for the country's telephone code.
This project was launched after the August 4, 2020 Beirut explosion, as a gesture of support for both, artisans and my roots.
José Manuel & his team.
When it comes to footwear, the Portuguese have a heritage that traces back to the 12th century.
And soles being the most crucial component of a shoe : we chose to partner with a family-owned sole factory rather than a shoe factory for the crafting of our Atelier shoe lines.
This factory has been employing generations of skilled craftsmen since the 1980s. Their dedication lies in seamlessly blending traditional handcraft methods with innovative sole making techniques, while partnering with soulful shoemakers.
Elias & his team.
KINAMANIA bags combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology using elements that are 3D printed : elements with intricate patterns, geometric shapes and most importantly color.
For those lines, Kinamania chose to partner with Togoban Studio : a Brussels-based research studio, with an incredible creative mind.