Ekamu Brands is a proudly South African brand that was established in 2012. We started off as an African-inspired street wear brand for adults, and have since evolved to serve a wider audience with kid's clothes and ladies' genuine leather sandals being added since. Not only have we kept our African-inspired theme throughout our evolution, but we have also maintained a standard of quality that ensures that our products are comfortable and durable while offering a level of practicality and style.
Our deepest passion at Ekamu is social entrepreneurship. We believe that no child should go to school barefoot. Our mission is to ensure that all South African children have school shoes in which they walk their journey of education, which we know will contribute to their success. Many of these children walk long distances, through the scorching heat of the summer and the stinging cold of the winter. Only to get to school to be subjected to bullying and shaming from a situation which they have no control over. This greatly affects their self-esteem and increases their chances of dropping out of school. This is why we support Inkanyiso School Shoes as our social cause.
In support of our social cause, a portion from every purchase of Ekamu products goes towards inkanyiso school shoes. Inkanyiso School Shoes has donated and distributed over 12 500 pairs of school shoes nationwide with the help of our social partners. The proceedings from each purchase help our social course to run an extra mile.
Our most recent products, the genuine leather sandals, and slippers, have been the highlight of our evolution yet. Hand-made in the heart of the township of Hammarsdale, KwaZulu Natal, our sandals are curated one stitch at a time. Each model elegantly fuses modern African fashion with traditional leather styles. Working from a studio that exudes creativity and vibrancy our team lives and breathes quality. The shoes are made by youth employed from the community of Hammarsdale and are packed in recyclable travel bags, speaking both to community building and environmental conservation. We are proud to have you wear the sandals that we have poured our hearts into, passion to leather, soul to sole.