LIMITED EDITION HANDMADE SIKA / SOUL OF AFRICA SANDALS IN STORE NOW

After a chance meeting between Lance Clark (founder of Soul Of Africa) and Phyllis Taylor (MD and designer of ready to wear fashion label Sika) at London Fashion Week in February 2008, Lance commissioned Phyllis to design two styles of sandals exclusively for Soul of Africa's Spring/Summer 2008 collection.

Taylor 's highly skilled manufacturing team in Ghana have produced these beautifully hand made sandals using only quality materials sourced in Ghana . The sandals have been suitably named Aya (which means 'not afraid') and Asaba (which means 'to come back again') which are traditional names taken from the Ghanaian dialect Twi.

 

For every pair of Soul of Africa shoes sold, to date, raising over $1.5 million, all manufacturing profit goes directly to the upkeep and schooling of young orphans, themselves often not infected, who have lost their parents to AIDS.

 
     

These limited edition sandals can be purchased at the following shops:

Terra Plana
124 Bermondsey St
London Bridge
SE1 3TX
Tel: 0207 407 3758


Terra Plana
64 Neal St
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9PA
Tel: 0207 379 5959

 

 

Please visit www.soulofafrica.org.za for information about Soul of Africa.

 

 

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2008

In February 2008 Sika exhibited at London Fashion Week with the Ethical Fashion Forum as part of Estethica, London's sustainable fashion initiative (in association with Accessorize and Monsoon).

 

 

 

RUNWAY AFRICA

In September 2007 Sika exhibited at RUNWAY AFRICA, in Washington DC.

Runway Africa is a stylish and elegant couture exhibit that provides an intimate look at Africa's creative fashion industry while spotlighting African influence in today's mainstream style and fashion.

RUNWAY AFRICA was created to infuse, educate, and introduce to the world, the vibrancy of African inspired couture designs while giving back to Africa through a carefully chosen non-profit beneficiary.

The beneficiary for 2007 was the 'Keep a child alive' foundation.

[Photography courtesy of Runway Africa]

 

 

 

SIKA IS A FEATURED DESIGNER IN THE NEW UNIQUE
CONCEPT STORE 'CHERRY PICKED BOUTIQUE'.

'Variety' is also a fundamental focus of Cherry Picks ethos and you can find anything from cards to hand made accessories and high-end fashion apparel under one roof. The buying team at Cherry Picked has tapped into the shift in tastes of contemporary shoppers and has developed fresh new a forum where this segment of the industry can develop and flourish.

Cherry Picked Boutique
5a Greenwich Market
London
SE10 2HZ


Tel: 0208 858 8158

Opening times:

12pm - 6pm. Monday - Friday
11am - 6pm. Saturday - Sunday

 

 

CATWALK SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

Sika has taken part in various high profile exhibitions:

Catwalk the World
Ghana 2006

Pure
Kensington Olympia, London
Feb 2006
[illustrated right]

Kulture 2 Couture
Nov 2005

Hair Fashion and Beauty Event
Lambeth, London
Nov 2006
 
 


AWARDS

In October, Sika was nominated and won the award for most outstanding contribution to the fashion industry in 2006 at the prestigious BBI awards held at the world famous Hilton Hotel.  
 


CLIENTS

Emma Bunton, Jamelia, Louise Redknapp, Rachel Roy (Designer) and Didi Danso (fashion writer for the Daily Mirror) are valued clients of Sika.
 


PRESS

Please see our press page.