[dropcap]S[/dropcap]pend a bit of time in Peru and you’re likely to fall in love with the traditional woven fabrics piled high in technicolour towers in the street markets. Having bought some myself, intending it for a handmade festival dream coat, I accepted my sewing machine skills weren’t going to cut the mustard. The fabric now adorns my sofa cushions and I’ve let Inkkas do the hard work in providing wearable Peruvian print in the form of their London Sky trainers, see above. Within a year of Inkkas 2012 launch their shoes had been featured in Vogue and Elle, and stocked in Topshop and Urban Outfitters. As well as being a nice blend of urban hipster and tie dye hippy, perfect to inject some soul and colour into a low key outfit, their collections have also been made with the planet and it’s inhabitants in mind. Inkkas are in partnership with Trees For The Future and plant a tree for every pair of trainers sold. Their Fairtrade shoes are made by Peruvian artisans, and the brand work by the moto ‘Don’t just buy a product, buy a small piece of a better world’.
Fall in love with Inkkas technicolour Peruvian prints