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Jun 11, 2024

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." --Mahatma Gandhi

Popular Sneaker Shop Returns -- With A Twist

A sneakers store will soon reopen in California; however, it will not sell new sneakers. Through gatherings, mentoring, internships, and workshops, locals will learn shoe cleaning and repair, and how to make their old shoes “spicier.” But the space, known as SoleSpace Lab, is about a lot more than shoes. Participants will also learn about the many harmful materials that go into sneakers, and their impact on the climate crisis. Through community engagement and youth development programs, they will understand responsibility in fashion, and how to care for the planet. “This is about harnessing people’s creativity in Oakland and seeing how we can change things and give them a new life.”

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