54andlocal

West African fashion and more with a difference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands On Etsy since 2018

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54andlocal

West African fashion and more with a difference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | 29 Sales

Announcement    Covid19: Still shipping worldwide!. Our shoes run small, so order a size up if in doubt (they will also stretch slightly)

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2020

Covid19: Still shipping worldwide!. Our shoes run small, so order a size up if in doubt (they will also stretch slightly)

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About 54andlocal

Sales 29
On Etsy since 2018

Local craftsmanship, global reach: the finest selection of carefully curated, high quality fashion, home-ware and accessories from West Africa.

Local craftsmanship, global reach: the finest selection of carefully curated, high quality fashion, home-ware and accessories from West Africa. All products sold contribute to the livelihoods of local entrepreneurs, stimulate local production and endeavour to use sustainable materials.

At we stock items made by Santos Shoes Ghana and Kene Rapu:

Santos Shoes Ghana is a social impact driven venture, launched to celebrate, promote and distribute the creativity of west Africa. Each pair of shoes is handmade locally by Santos, a talented Beninese living in Accra.

Santos is the mastermind behind Santos Shoes Ghana. He originally started repurposing shoes bought from markets in Accra, often excess stock from European fashion and retail brands which is shipped over to West Africa. He then chooses colourful, local fabrics, and hand stitches these on the shoes.

Santos' Shoes Ghana are exquisitely made, colourful and comfortable shoes. Each pair of shoes is unique- the pair you buy will be truly one of a kind.

By buying a pair of shoes you are directly contributing to increasing the livelihood of a young, ambitious and talented craftsman who painstakingly creates each pair with love, dedication and care.

Furthermore, you are helping local industries to thrive by supporting local goods and craftsmanship.

We offer a variety of styles including vans, converse, kitten heels, high heels etc. Please do get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Kene Rapu launched their first line, ‘Slippers by Kene’, in 2011, as an initiative to promote the development of the local (Nigerian) industry, by using locally sourced materials and workmanship, to provide bespoke handcrafted slippers and sandals. Today they are the No.1 Nigerian footwear brand, championing local production. We’re honoured to play a significant role in changing the face of ‘Made in Nigeria’ footwear.

Design: Each piece is carefully designed, ensuring the physical elements of the Kene Rapu aesthetic is present in each design. We aim to produce designs
featuring clean shapes and clean edges, which are very much fuss- free and always trendy. We also ensure all our designs are implemented in such a way
that they are not only fashionable but also durable and comfortable.

Process: All our footwear is produced in Nigeria, for the global community. Each slipper is carefully handcrafted, using materials sourced from the local markets.

Culture: There has been a resurgence in the love for afrocentric clothing and accessories. As we continually aim to promote our African Heritage.

Shop members

  • Eline

    Owner

    Passionate about promoting, sourcing and developing locally made African goods.

Production partners

  • Kene Rapu

    Nigeria

    We are the No.1 Nigerian footwear brand, championing local production. Est 2011.

  • Santos

    Accra, Ghana

    Santos is the mastermind behind Santos Shoes Ghana. He originally started repurposing shoes bought from markets in Accra, often excess stock from european fashion and retail brands which is shipped over to West Africa. He then chooses colourful, local fabrics, and hand stitches these on the shoes.

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Last updated on Sep 21, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We accept custom and personalised orders! Please message me to discuss your request.

Is shipping included?

Unless we have a special offer on shipping is not included and is added on to our sales price.