Umòja, une marque qui valorise les savoir-faire artisanaux fragiles

Umòja revisite les savoir-faire textiles artisanaux des territoires en leur donnant une image à la fois contemporaine, visionnaire et mode afin de les rendre attractifs et maintenir l’emploi dans les coopératives d’artisans. Tous nos partenaires sont des entrepreneurs sociaux engagés qui œuvrent pour la conservation de ces patrimoines ancestraux, le respect de l’environnement et le développement des liens sociaux. En combinant tradition, modernité et innovation, nous permettons à ces artisans d’accéder à un nouveau marché et d’atteindre l’autosuffisance économique.

Shoes, a story, know-how…


Umòja shoes, in addition to promoting traditional textile practises, have different stories… Each fabric used to make our sneakers illustrates a very specific history through its patterns, shapes and colours. These paintings are an invitation to discover the traditional myths of these African regions. The quality of fabric weaving, the beauty of the patterns and the elegance of the design allow each pair to adapt to all styles. Don’t wait any longer to join the Umoja universe!

You can discover the unique stories of each of our models through the descriptive pages of our speakers.
For this first collection, we drew inspiration from Western African traditional society. The name chosen for each pair is taken from the history of this beautiful region of Africa.

Our speakers in addition to being ethnic and ecological are unique and artistic. Between mixing materials, craftsmanship and creativity, all creations are a man of cultural change.


Umòja Sneakers Modernes et Artisanales

Combine tradition, modernity and innovation

In addition to valuing craft know-howUmòja puts innovation at the heart of its actions to engage in a reflection on the environmental impacts of the fashion industry. The brand excludes the use of animal leather and chemical dyeing by favouring natural materials such as : organic cotton, tree bark textile, cork, dyeing and mineral and vegetable paint

All these materials are produced locally by small communities of producers. We chose to go directly to meet these producers on an initiatory trip to Africa to get materials fabrics.

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Our partners

Umòja project has been developed with the support of a number of committed actors who promote and promote entrepreneurship among young people by setting up support mechanisms. Thanks to them we were able to give life to our project, using various means available to us to make our reality project.

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ENSTA Bretagne
Live for Good
Groupe IGS
Initiative Pays de Brest
Technopole Brest-Iroise

Would you like to know more about our partners ? Would you like to contribute to the UMÒJA project, give us your support or simply ask us questions directly? Don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by phone ! Think about taking a look at the F.A.Q too.