MUD CLOTH SNEAKER 8-3
Mud cloth - also called 'bogolan' - is one of Africa's most unusual and unique textiles. Each mud cloth is a unique creation: there is only one. We take these handmade vintage fabrics and add a flexible solid-white rubber sole to create one-of-a-kind sneakers that are comfortable and versatile to wear.
The process to make mud cloth is an ancient one. Narrow strips of handwoven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including fermented river mud. As these cloths are handwoven, the thickness and weight are variable, but generally they are similar to a light blanket.