February 11, 2013

Inkkas

It's been awhile since I've waited for this post to be published and I'm very happy to share it with you. During the fashion weeks relaxing I run into Inkkas website I asked them if they wanted to make an interview for me.
They actually did and also sent me amazing shoes.  Despite having a wet weather here I still wore them during the weekend and totally inlove. In this post you can find a little preview for them.
Inkkas shoes are incredibly comfomfortable and soft, the pattern is very bright and cheerful (see the image - make it x2).
I also want to highlight that each Inkkas shoe is handmade by local artisans here at their small workshop in Peru and they try (and succeed) to make every pair with care and love. Inkkas also donate 10% of every shoe we sell to help preserve and protect the Amazon rainforest and its native inhabitants through our partnership with AmazonWatch (www.amazonwatch.org).

I took an interview from Inkkas founder Danny who happens to be a great person both to talk to. And besides the founder of such a great shop simply can't be bad.
1 How did you create your start-up idea? Was there something (an event may be) which pushed you to do it? 
The idea was inspired by a trip to South America. During the trip I saw artisans producing shoes with beautiful South American fabrics. I immediately fell in love with shoes and I decided to help manufacture the shoes and bring them to the US and Europe. I think the concept of not only creating my own company but being able to give back as well really appealed to me. Before I founded the company I decided that we would donate 10% of every sale to help preserve and protect the Amazon rainforest and that is something that has really inspired me to push forward with the project as well.

2 what was you job before Inkkas start-up?
My previous job was in international relations and journalism. I had been working in that field for 4 years before starting the company, but I have always been interested in fashion, design and culture so this is natural extension for me in many ways, even though its very different from my previous line of work.

3 how did the pilot Innkas shoe look like? And was it actually a shoe?
The original shoe had a much lower quality plastic sole, which we replaced with a high-quality 100% rubber sole. We also made several improvements to the insole, the shape and the fabric selection to really make the shoe stand out. The model we sell today is the result of many hours of hard work spent perfecting the exact design, techniques and materials used to handcraft each shoe.

4 Tell us a little about closet future Inkkas plans.
We just released our new Low top collection which is really awesome because we've had a few people contact us and say "Hey, we love your shoes but why don't you have them in a low top style". We listened to them, created the low-tops and here we are! We are also in the process of partnering with several retail locations in the US and Europe.

5 A little survey for Inside and Outside blog: some say talented in fashion people usually try to make their toys look better (repainting for example) did you do something like that? And if you did then what?
When I was a kid I was constantly obsessed with building and creating new things and I think that this desire to create something new and imaginative never really left me. Inkkas is more than just a company for me, it's an outlet for my creative expression. I honestly don't know where we are headed next, but the beautiful tribal patterns and fabrics we use are so imaginative and inspiring, whatever we do it will be exciting!

I was wearing:

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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65 comments:

  1. thanks for visiting my blog!
    have a great day. xoxo

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  2. very nice.
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  3. Great shoes. Very colorful and original.

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  4. I love these :3 Posted about them briefly before, too, but your interview was really interesting!
    x, Lara
    http://rrv12.blogspot.fi/

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  5. I like the shoes!
    Great interview!
    Mar

    myblog

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  6. Thanks!!! It was a great discussion. And the shoes are remarkable. A great color combination is the only tale associated with. It looks durable too…

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  7. Love the shoes!!! You look awesome in that pictures!!

    Have a perfect week!

    xoxoxo

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  8. Ooo those are really cool shoes!! Love the interview. That's an awesome picture, by the way. xo

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  9. thank u so much for dropping by my blog
    sure we can be blog buddies :)
    followed u back
    keep posting
    xoxo

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  10. great interview, love the shoes! :)
    Juliet
    www.apurplesky.blogspot.com

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  11. Aww.. I love your shoes! Very stunning

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  12. Omg i love your shoes. Can i have one? HAHAHAA just joking ;)

    xx,
    chellemelody.blogspot.com

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    1. in fact you can. they are pricey with only 65$ per pair with delivery and don't forget you also make a donation to Amazon rain forest.

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  13. love this shoes and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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  14. Love those shoes.
    So awesome.
    xx

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  15. Those are some awesome sneakers and what a great interview.

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  16. Nice post and I really like that sneakers. Original a perfect color. Have a great day.

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  17. Lovely feature. The shoes are nice, such fun colours!

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  18. Amazing interview!! :) Great work!

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  19. Well done Lyosha, great interview!! Kisses dear! xo

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  20. Ly, your interview was so fabulous girl! I didn't know a lot about you and this really provided some awesome insight. You are EXCEPTIONAL!
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  21. Hello sweet! I did not know your blog but I love it!

    I have already done follower and I'll stop to visit a lot!
    strong kiss from http://misspeacock22.blogspot.com
    Piluca

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  22. wow love the shoes! thank you for visit!

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  24. I love those shoes, the colors are really great! Thanks for visiting my blog:)
    xoAmy
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  25. Love the shoes!!
    XOXO

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  26. what a cool shoe! I always love it when fashion gives back - it's a good excuse to shop ;)
    Chic on the Cheap

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  27. love the shoes <3
    thanks for your comment on my blog i followed you back

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    xoxo

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  28. Those shoes are awesome!



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    xx Domenic

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  29. Great interview!!! I like this shoes!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  30. Awesome interview. Love the sneaker :)

    xo

    glamDevils

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  31. oh i really love these shoes! fantastic. so nice and colourful!
    kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  32. great blog!! I just started following you.
    Check out my outfit posts and follow me back if you like. xx
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  33. Great interview! I love the sneakers, fun color and the sole looks great too! It's amazing that the founder returns a portion of his blessing for a good cause, just incredible! Thanks for sharing dear...wishing we have this brand locally.

    xoxo

    Bex
    My Blog
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  34. Wow they are really beautiful shoes! I am hosting a new giveaway!! Check see if you like it!

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  35. Love those shoes!
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  36. Love the shoes...it's so fun and vibrant!!

    Hey you new follower here!
    Come visit us sometime and will love it if you join us on GFC too :)
    xoxo
    Ankita
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  37. Вау! Открыла для себя интересную марку! Спасибо!

    xxx
    Tatiana

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  38. What a cool print and a great chance to talk to a designer!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  39. oh wow those shoes look really fabulous!
    love and kiss,mary

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  40. thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. following you now on twitter - follow me back?
    xx Annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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    Te sigo
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  42. All of you Russian girls have style :)
    I love your blog..great interview :D
    I'm a new follower here :9
    Check out my blog if you have time and maybe follow on GFC or facebook if you'd like :)
    Anyways, I'll be coming to your blog again :)
    Greatings from Sarajevo <3
    Lejla<3

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  43. Thanks for stopping by. Those shoes are absolutely Fabulous. Love the colors.
    Hope you are doing well.
    XOXO,
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  44. lady russian good writer...nice post!Un saludo!Angela!

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Lyosha