Inkkas footwear, known for its collection of shoes and accessories made by local artisans in countries including Guatemala, Peru and Mexico, is extending its retail footprint reach through a Kickstarter campaign launched today.
The campaign is designed to raise $40,000 to fund the establishment of a permanent store at its company headquarters in the trendy Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. According to Talia Shulze, head of retail operations, the company currently operates a store at its offices, opened strictly on the weekends.
Those making a $50 contribution to the initiative will be eligible to receive one of its espadrille styles, while a contribution of $499 entitles the contributor to seven pairs of shoes valued at over $600.
Inkkas was founded by Dan Ben-Nun on the principles of fair trade and global philanthropy. It also contributes to the environmental causes through its OneShoeOneTree project, whereby the company plants one tree for every purchase in partnership with TreesForTheFuture, which is helping to reforest the world and provide sustenance for local populations in developing countries.
In addition to Inkka’s shoe offering that includes men’s and women’s styles made with authentic textiles handcrafted by artisans. Looks include chukka boots, athletic styles, hiking boots, in addition to a concise offering of bags, hats and jewelry.