Vans Teams Up With Socially Conscious Della to Support Ghana Women

The brand will release a collection of six sneakers made with hand-dyed fabric.

Posted: 01/09/2014 01:29 PM EST
Filed Under Style, sneakers, Fashion, Ghana

Vans is setting out to help some of the women of Ghana. The shoe brand has partnered with L.A.-based company Della to support more than 50 African women and help them generate an income to support themselves.

"Della is a socially responsible fashion line that works with a team of women in Ghana, West Africa," said Della founder and creative director Tina Tangalakis. "We started out making accessories and bridged out to clothing. Rather than just produce clothing, we provide steady jobs, fair wages, education, skills and literacy training to the women."

Through their partnership with Vans, the group will produce a collection of six sneakers made with hand-dyed fabric and sustainable materials in traditional Batik style. The patterns are colorful and fun and because of their handmade nature, each pair will be unique.

Sneakers will range in price from $60 to $70 and you can shop the collection at vans.com.


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(Photo: Della by Vans)

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