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American Apparel Manufacturer Vans teams with Ghanaian Company Della for Capsule Batik Shoe Collection – “Della X Vans”



Vans X Della Collection - BellaNaija - January2014009American apparel manufacturer Vans, has teamed up with socially conscious company Della to release a collection of beautiful batik footwear.

Della, which has employed over 50 women in Ghana, joined in this collaboration with Vans creating six unique and handmade sneakers, all made with different hand-dyed fabrics made through the traditional Batik process.

According to Tina Tangalakis, Della founder and creative director, “Della is a socially responsible fashion line that works with a team of women in Ghana, West Africa. What’s great is when we are able to have successful partnership with other companies, it really pushes us. It sometimes doubles or triples the community and passion we have. My goal is to sustain that and push it even more.”

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Tina also said, “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.

Featuring beautiful batik prints applied to the classic SK8-Hi Reissue, Era, Authentic and the SK8-Hi Slim sneakers the batik prints were all created by the same women cooperative in the Volta Region of West Ghana.

I absolutely love the collection and they seem to be almost sold out. Check out the collection below.

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For more information and to get yourself a piece of the collection click HERE.

Watch the video documenting the collaboration below.

Photo Credit: Shop.vans | Fabmagazineonline | Akatasia

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  1. Angel

    January 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Wow love everything,
    Totally wearable, just hope the price is right as well…

  2. Rox

    January 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    that’s smart move it’s nice to portray African, i just they pray that the Chinese will not set their eyes on it cos they will bring cheap products and sell low cost… God help us Gh

  3. LadyID

    January 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Sweet!! I love my Vans. Going to have a look

  4. Demmy

    January 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Oh I definitely love Vans. This is such a lovely idea, love them already. xx

  5. Yours Truly

    January 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Not keen on sneakers, but, these sneakers are lovely

  6. OmoMakun

    January 11, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I don’t think Della is a Ghanaian company per se . They are based in Los Angeles and employ Ghanaian women to make their products…. Either way they are doing a great thing in Ghana. Congrats on the collabo with Vans…..will be buying some to support

  7. Mrs Nwosu

    January 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Oh yeah bring it on. Vans and Batik cant wait to get my hands on some of ’em

  8. Mrs Nwosu

    January 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Oh yeah bring it on. Vans and Batik cant wait to get my hands on some of them

  9. Esi

    January 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Della is Ghanaian name pls.

  10. eric

    February 22, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    How can i get a pair of these? They look great! Any info pls on how to cop me some?

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