coat- ny&co., jeans- ae, t-shirt- kelly wearstler, shoes- kuna kicks c/o teysha
you guys.. this could very well be the first time i’ve EVER worn jeans on LA Inspiration. ever. in over 3 years. this is because i quit wearing jeans for awhile. i guess it was kinda by accident, i just wear/wore skirts & dresses 90% of the time. but winter in LA has actually been kinda cold (in, like, the 30s and 40s at night) and so on a whim i threw these on a few weeks ago to stay warm, and i kinda haven’t taken them off since. or this tee. or these shoes.
anyway, that’s the real point of this post: these shoes! it’s also been awhile since i’ve worn flats but i loved kuna kicks as soon as i saw the funky ass colorful patterns (which are all one of a kind, btw!), and fell for them even more after i read that they are fair trade! i was a little nervous because usually i have to break flats in (which typically involves me getting really painful blisters on my achilles tendon and never wearing them again), however i am really happy to say that instead of causing me blisters, kuna kicks stretch a bit to make sure that doesn’t happen and after wearing them several times – still no blisters! it’s a miracle, really. they are perfect.
“Teysha is an Austin-based, fair trade company importing 100% handmade, unique goods from around the world. Their flagship product, Kuna Kicks, feature a completely unique mola fabric (native Panamanian pattern), a signature of the Kuna women who produced it, and a guarantee that the sale made has direct impact in her community, over 1800 miles away.
The co-founders, Sophie Eckrich and Travis Breihan, have created a bridge across cultures through conscious enterprise and beautiful, functional handmade goods that improve the quality of life for every individual involved in the trade.
The Austin born-and-bred couple has brought their inclusive, eco-conscious mindset to Panama and has developed business relationships that are beneficial to the local community, a rarity in Panamanian international business relations.”
teysha’s kuna kicks have been so successful in the austin area that they were recently picked up by nordstrom! you can now get them at the grove or irvine store (retail price $119).
HOW TO ENTER:
i’m sure by now you’re dying to get a pair of these on your feet, and lucky for one of you.. i’m giving away a pair! entering the giveaway is simple: click here to “like” teysha on facebook!
after you’ve liked teysha, leave a comment on this post letting me know you’ve done so! that’s it. make sure you leave your e-mail address when you comment, so i can contact you if you’re the winner. the winner will be chosen at random on monday 2/4/13 and the giveaway ends on sunday 2/3/13 @ midnight pst. good luck everyone!