KUMI Sneakers adventure began two years ago when we, Sergio and Alexandra, tired of a nine-to-five job, decided to start our own project and dedicate ourselves to what we’re truly passionate about: sustainable fashion.
Despite being from two different parts of the world, we identify ourselves with the same interests: we are so lively– we love travelling, spending our time at the mountain or beach, discovering new places, trying new food – and we never miss the chance to wear a pair of comfortable and cool sneakers.
So we decided to create a project of vegan sneakers that would fit our lifestyle and values:
Respect and love for animals: we adopted a puppy that we love madly and we want to make sure animals are treated with the same dignity.
Sustainable fashion industry: using vegan, sustainable and recycled materials with the goal of sustainable fashion in mind.
Local economy support: reducing CO2 impact and doing business with national companies.
For these reasons, KUMI Sneakers is more than a project. Through KUMI Sneakers we have the desire to create a community of globe-trotters that seek to leave a sustainable footprint with every step they take and that are committed to change the society they live in.
We can definitely conclude that to start a fashion project is itself a challenge. It’s not easy to fight against fast-fashion and neither to create an outstanding design to catch people’s attention. Even though, we are happy of the path we’ve chosen and the first steps that we have successfully accomplished.
On March 15th 2021, we launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter platform. In one month, we reached our financial goal, thanks to the backers that supported us and liked our project.
You can check out our Kickstarter campaign here