We are constantly grazing on entertainment; think YouTube, iStockphoto, ifilm, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Asmallworld, Second Life, Amazon, Ebay, etc. Think IPods, IPhones, Ipads, PSP’s, cell phones and Treo’s; there’s been a trend for a while called Snack-o-ainment. “We now devour our pop culture the same way we enjoy candy and chips in conveniently packaged bite-size nuggets made to be munched easily with increased frequency and maximum speed”(1).
In the same way that we’ve become obsessed with cultural snacking as a way of life, we’ve also become more conscious & savvy in our purchasing decisions. People are buying brands that have a meaning, a soul. Kuyban aims to approach the user with a conscience. By conscience we mean being truthful to your taste, being wise in regard to what you want from life & being responsible with what you wear.
Kuyban combines gypsy & nomadic cultures and simply makes walking and standing a pleasurable experience while traveling.
Think of ageless loafers that have a social and environmental impact. Our products are hand stitched and contribute to no waste at all. We up cycle our residual materials reducing aniline, toxicity, (used for synthetic dyes).
Think of loafers with an extra felt pad on the arch for greater shock absorption, full-length leather insoles, and full-length anti-slip rubber soles. Think of sensual & organic driving shoes with a noble cause in mind: www.innocenceindanger.com / Colombia.
Kuyban bridges the functional and the emotional providing an ultimate sensory experience: An unconditional walk. Kuyban is all about the details.
(1). Miller Nancy, “Manifesto for a New Age”, Wired Magazine, pg 128.