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African-Made SAWA Launches Its First Range of Women’s Footwear

For the upcoming fall/winter season, African footwear brand SAWA introduces its first footwear range for women. Crafted in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa for the brand’s ‘Made in Africa’ approach, the sneakers bring on a subtle tie-dye desig...

Public Enemy x SAWA Shoes 2013 Summer Collaboration

Legendary hip-hop activists Public Enemy align with Ethiopian shoemaker SAWA to produce a collaborative sneaker that utilizes the brand’s Dr Bess model as a base. In support of African-made goods, Chuck D gives his stamp of approval allowing the youn...

SAWA 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Among the new wave of shoe labels manufacturing their wares in Africa — Oliberte and soleRebels being two others of note — SAWA is often credited with being the first of the lot to explore shoemaking on the great continent. Combining a re...

SAWA 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

As brands evolve to financial freedom, many lose sight of their authentic appeal, failing to remember the founding morals defining their very essence. SAWA shoes contends to never forget where it came from, as it is, on record, the first sneaker manu...

SAWA Sneakers

SAWA sneakers are born from the energy of African cobblers who are challenging the traditional North/South industrial flow (raw materials from Africa transformed elsewhere into finished goods). SAWA sneakers are made in Africa with materials from...