Living in Africa and having the Italian craftsmen at disposal along with some inspiration. Combine the two distant cultures and make them live together in a single project. YOU Khanga is all this, AFRICAN LIFE & ITALIAN STYLE: where imagination meets the Khanga and the ‘know-how’ of master Italian shoemakers. This is how a new project was born – the You Khanga ballerina flats, created in fabrics made strictly in Kenya animating, under the sign of uniqueness, the elegance of the made in Italy shoes. This is because each Khanga is unique and unrepeatable, including their small imperfections.
What is Khanga
In Equatorial Africa Khanga can be everything. First of all is a rectangle of printed cotton in bright colors and decorated with phrases and proverbs written in Swahili language. But for women it is also a way of life: because Khanga can be a dress or a hat , can be used to carry babies on their backs, and even to decorate their homes .
Why Are They Unique
Every You Khanga product is unique for one simple reason : because no Khanga is identical to another. They are similar but not identical. Each of them has its own identity. Because in Kenya there are no serial processing or laser prints . So every shoe will be cut at a slightly different place on the fabric making each pair unique .
Our will , when the Italian mastery is not needed , is to make the greatest contribution to the development of the local populations. Each pair of shoes will be sold with its made in Khanga bag. That’s why these bags, also made using the Khanga, are produced directly and in a traditional way in Kenya. So for every sale they make a percentage of the purchases will go to the charitable projects dedicated to women and children in Kenya, starting with the support of the orphanage Asante Sana Roberto Children’s home of Mambrui .