“ekn [i‘kin] (phonetic language): means seed in old Osmanian and in modern Turkish. Connected to the values equality, freedom and brotherhood ekn footwear is the seed for the personal instantaneous responsibility for the world of every person. Therefore we use the claim „Be the Seed“.
Over the past decades, the global footwear industry has been flooded with poorly fabricated synthetic shoes, harmful both to the environment and the people involved – fabrication workers and consumers. ekn footwear was founded as a viable alternative to this reality, meaning we are not afraid to take responsibility for everyone involved in the process and experience of making, shipping and wearing our products.
Our products are hand made by experienced portugese craftsmen, using biological materials from the highest quality suppliers. There are zero harmful chemicals used in manufacturing process. All our footwear is produced in limited quantity to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum attention to detail. “