PUKA WEAR X SARAH WAISWA & VELMA ROSSA
in a collaboration between SARAH WAISWA & VELMA ROSSA and PUKA WEAR
we created together our first photoshoot in Kenya
With a passion to explore and tell a story from todays Africa, she captures life around her in a poetic way.
For us at Puka Wear it was a dream from the start to collaborate with Sarah for many reasons. One of them was the raw and relaxed way she captured her motives, and also our strong desire to continue to support and collaborate with
Velma Rossa is today one of the most influential African women in the arts scene.
With her base in Nairobi she and her brother Papa Petit created the duo 2manysiblings, a creative team that today is one of the iconic faces of profiles changing the African narrative.
PUKA WEAR X KARINGANA WA KARINGANA
we created new African print for the first collection
Maya wanted to find a collaboration where Puka Wear would create new African print patterns, instead of using existing designs. In this way we continue to elaborate and explore the phenomenon called “African print” or “wax print” design, and also give credit to the designers behind these strong patterns.
Karingana Wa Karingana is based in Maputo, Mozambique, and works passionately with rebranding and recreating African textiles and design and the narrative that it stands for.
PUKA WEAR X MIRA SJÖGREN
Mira interpreted our Papaya-symbol and put her soul and touch to it
Mira Sjögren is a visual artist and street artist based in Uppsala Sweden. Her images tell a story about life, and the relationship between animal, nature and human. In her art she questions views on identity, spirituality and community and creates beautiful and elaborate patterns.
For Puka Wear's successful campaign on Kickstarter we wanted to give our backers something special. Mira interpreted our Papaya, made it hers, and created hand made stickers to adorn our bags that would travel the world with our leggings. All Papaya stickers are unique and no one is the same. Forever grateful for your work <3