Being socially responsible in fashion is all the rage right now, or has been all this while since the ’00s. It’s no different with every skate punk’s go-to staple brand — Vans has joined hands with the good folks at Della for a collaborative capsule collection for the Spring-Summer season.
Founded by Tina Tangalakis, Della is an LA-based label that employs more than 50 women in developing villages in Ghana to create one-of-a-kind accessories from sustainable materials found within the country. Dedicating their cause to empowering women and giving them opportunities, a portion of it goes to providing jobs, specialised training, weekly literacy classes, healthcare benefits, and much more with every purchase of their products.
Realising six pieces for this capsule collection, Vans tapped into Della’s team of designers to handcraft fabrics through a local batik process in order to create one-of-a-kind prints that were blended onto Vans’ classic Sk8-Hi Reissue, Era, Authentic, and Sk8-Hi Slim templates. The rich colours are inspired by the landscape and culture of Ghana with vivid shades of blue, yellow, red, and green, mimicking the riverbanks and tree lines found in Volta. Charity through streetwear should look this good.
Retailing at RM229 each, the collection is now available at all Vans stores nationwide. Keep updated by following their Facebook page.