Stemming from a childhood friendship, PANAFRICA was created by Hugues and Vulfran in 2015. Working in Africa around the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Congo, Hugues returned to France for a break, bringing with him some African fabric that he had picked up in a local market. Even more, it was from this fabric that the first PANAFRICA sneakers were made. Launching with an ambition to make ethical sneakers, the brand has stayed true to its ambition from day one. With a desire to develop a brand that is socially economically responsible, from buying the raw materials to the creation of the sneakers, the brand is intent on ensuring each step of the way is sustainability and respectful.