Prince + Pauper brings together different worlds and contrasting elements, celebrating the overlooked and the disregarded.
Ethically produced in Kenya, our design ethos is inspired by the spirit of this environment, where combinations of ‘high’ and ‘low’ materials are underpinned by a no-waste philosophy, and each design is hand made.
Premium-grade leather is paired with recycled materials. Used car tyres are crafted into durable soles, and glass bottles, brass fixtures, aluminium pots and cow horn are transformed into ornate beads.
Ethics + Sustainability
Each pair of Prince + Pauper sandals provides employment for 6 to 12 people living in and around Kenya’s Korogocho slum.
Manual production methods do not only maximise employment, but also reduce our carbon footprint. In addition to this, water and electricity are used sparingly.
Our products contain roughly 80% recycled materials and we use as many repurposed components as possible throughout our supply chain.
Due to the handmade nature of our sandals, small imperfections occur. These are part of their charm, and ensure the uniqueness of each pair.