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THE KEYS FOR THIS WAY OF WALKING TOGETHER

In Senegal communities work like great networks of solidarity. Five years ago we used this cultural background to create the Sindicato de Vendedores Ambulantes de Barcelona (Union of Street Vendors of Barcelona) and support each other.

Two years later we created the brand Top Manta in order to offer an alternative lifestyle to the colleagues who survive from street vending and find themselves in precarious living conditions as well as in social and administrative exclusion.

Today, our project becomes a Cooperative: investing in a horizontal space based on the social and solidarity economy. It is an alternative option to savage capitalism and to individualism, which regulates the current system.

The history of Africa is the history of colonization, exploitation and spoliation. A history that we share with all the southern world. Our lands and our bodies know very well that wealth is not innocent from poverty, and that is the reason why we, at Top Manta, are committed to a production model based on no exploitation and a fair wage.

These trainers are being manufactured in small local workshops that share our values. We know the material, the origin and the name of the people working on each piece making up the sneakers Ande Dem, and we can affirm that they developed their work under the best conditions.

The best of this world is that a lot of worlds can be fitted in it. While some insist in giving up the beauty of humanity, which is the diversity of all cultures of the world , we persist in sharing our knowledge with the land which welcomes us and with the whole world to make it richer, more pluralistic and beautiful.

The pattern we designed for the sneakers Ande Dem wants to represent our diverse identity, halfway between Senegal and Barcelona.

Throughout history, black people have been treated with inferiority: have been exploited and discriminated against by the power of the global north. Nowadays, sadly, inequality is still in force and racism, which is intrinsic in all societies, totally affects our lives.

Top Manta is radically anti racist and defends the equality of opportunities for all people regardless of the colour of their skin or their origin.

There’s no possible decent life without social justice. As long as some people will have so much and others so little, we will continue to live a violent way of life which condemns so many people to the margins of society.

We know, as migrant people, what living in this periphery means, and that’s why we know that an alternative way of life is a must.

Sneakers ANDE DEM.

The sneakers are manufactured in small local handicraft shoe workshops. We know the traceability of each piece: the origin of the materials and the name of the people participating in the manufacturing process.

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"We support local production, ensuring a decent ethical work."

  • Designed in Barcelona
  • Manufactured in small traditional shoe workshops.
  • Fair trade
  • Local production, between Spain and Portugal
  • Gender-free
  • Inclusive sizes
  • Vegan
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    Sole

    Material

    Thermoplastic rubber

    Manufactured and mounted in shoe last

    Pedroso (Portugal)

    Printed Fabric

    Material

    Cotton 100%

    Manufactured and printed

    Alacant (Spain)

    Pattern cutting and confectioned

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    Eyelets

    Material

    Poliester

    Manufactured and sewn

    Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal)

    Rear Counter

    Material

    Rubber

    Manufactured

    Alacant (Spain)

    Pattern cutting and confectioned

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    Tape

    Material

    PU

    Manufactured

    Alacant (Spain)

    Confectioned

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    Label

    Material

    Poliester

    Manufactured and sewn

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    Shoelaces

    Material

    Poliester

    Manufactured

    Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal)

    Reinforcement

    Material

    Rubber

    Manufactured

    Alacant (Spain)

    Pattern cutting and confectioned

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    Toe Cap

    Material

    Cotton 100%

    Manufactured

    Alacant (Spain)

    Pattern cutting and confectioned

    Guimarães (Portugal)

    First edition limited to 400 units. Future editions based on demand to avoid overstock.

    PRODUCTION ON DEMAND

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    Top Manta joins an ethical and sustainable production model. We just produce what's actually consumed and do not generate unneeded overstock.

    That being so, we offer a first limited edition of 400 units. If your size or color of choice is unavaliable you can register and we will inform you when we have it back in stock.

    If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

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