Pre-order and be the first to walk in Buhay Shoes
By pre-ordering your Buhay shoes, we will know what size shoes you are interested in and send you an email with information on how to purchase the shoes when they have been produced. The launch of the shoes are scheduled for winter 2020.
By pre-ordering, you make no promise to purchase.
We are currently at the prototype stage
Summer 2019 will be dedicated to finalizing Buhay shoe’s design, materials, and production process. Currently, I am planning a trip to visit my top selected shoe manufacturers in the Philippines that involves fair trade. – Alika Kee, Founder
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Did you know that one of Philippine's major agricultural crops is rice? Unfortunately, most of the plastic waste that pollute the streets and beaches in the Philippines are from rice bags and other plastic waste.
For the past 11 years, I have been experimenting with single-use rice bags, along with other plastic materials, to transform them into sustainable shoes with the least amount of production process. During the first chapters of my upbringing in the Philippines, I learned to fold rice papers. The shoe model I'm personally attached to is the “origami” version. With minimal sewing and clean design, we can create durable shoes while reducing the wear and tear.
Materials: Up-cycled rice bags, plastic bottles, rubber tires, and rice husk.