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The first fully-customizable espadrille shoe, designed in Austin and handmade in Kenya.  CLASSIC AFRIDRILLES NOW AVAILABLE: www.ubuntu.life
The first fully-customizable espadrille shoe, designed in Austin and handmade in Kenya.  CLASSIC AFRIDRILLES NOW AVAILABLE: www.ubuntu.life
797 backers pledged $110,916 to help bring this project to life.
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AFRIDRILLE | Customizable Espadrille Shoes from Africa

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    High Five

    Thank you for supporting the amazing social impact of bringing the Afridrille to life! We'll send you a video from the Ubuntu Mums in Kenya to convey our enormous gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 59 or more About US$ 59

    1 'CLASSIC' PAIR

    SAVE $20 (25%) off the $79 retail price!

    GET: 1 Pair of Classic Afridrilles in your choice of 4 timeless colors

    HOW TO CHOOSE COLOR & SIZE: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 69 or more About US$ 69

    1 'CUSTOM' PAIR

    SAVE $20 (22%) off the $89 retail price!

    GET: 1 Pair of Custom Afridrilles

    Choose from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 79 or more About US$ 79

    CAMO AFRIDRILLES: 1 LIMITED EDITION PAIR

    Save $20 off the $79 retail price!

    Get: 1 Pair of exclusive, limited edition Camo Afridrilles.

    Our first ever multi-color print, our camo Afridrille pattern is based on the classic "woodland" military green pattern that is both cool and really difficult to see.

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    Pledge US$ 89 or more About US$ 89

    1 'CUSTOM' PAIR + LOVE BRACELET

    SAVE: $25 (22%) off $114 retail price!

    GET: 1 PAIR OF CUSTOM AFRIDRILLES AND YOUR CHOICE OF UBUNTU LOVE BRACELETS!

    Design your Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining, AND THEN choose from our full range of spring/summer bracelets! You can see more about our bracelets at https://www.ubuntumade.com/collections/bracelets

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 109 or more About US$ 109

    1 'CUSTOM' PAIR + MERCH!

    SAVE $48 (31%) off the $109 retail price!

    GET:
    - 1 Pair of Custom Afridrilles
    - 1 Ubuntu LOVE bracelet
    - 1 African Kanga bandanna
    - 1 Leather key chain
    - PLUS a free bag of Ubuntu coffee

    FOR YOUR SHOES: Choose from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING in the U.S.!

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    Pledge US$ 125 or more About US$ 125

    1 'CUSTOM' + 1 'CLASSIC' PAIR

    SAVE $43 (26%) off the $168 retail price!

    GET:
    - 1 Pair Classic Afridrilles
    - 1 Pair Custom Afridrilles

    Classic Afridrilles come in your choice of four timeless colors.

    Design your Custom Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 145 or more About US$ 145

    2 'CUSTOM' PAIRS + COFFEE PRODUCTS!

    SAVE $61 (33%) off the $216 retail price!

    GET:
    - 2 Pairs of Custom Afridrilles
    - 2 Bags of Ubuntu Coffee by Allegro
    - 2 Ubuntu Coffee chocolate bars by Goodio
    - 2 Ubuntu coffee sleeves

    Design your Custom Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

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    Pledge US$ 225 or more About US$ 225

    2 'CLASSIC' + 2 'CUSTOM' PAIRS

    SAVE $111 (33%) off the $336 retail price!

    GET:
    - 2 Pairs of Classic Afridrilles
    - 2 Pairs of Custom Afridrilles

    Classic Afridrilles come in your choice of four timeless colors.

    Design your Custom Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 299 or more About US$ 299

    1 'CLASSIC' + 1 'CUSTOM' + TRAVEL MERCH!

    SAVE: $139 (32%) off the $438 retail price!

    GET:
    - 1 Pair of Classic Afridrilles
    - 1 Pair of Custom Afridrilles
    - 1 Travel tote in rugged green canvas
    - 1 Leather Ubuntu Made journal
    - 1 Leather Ubuntu Made key chain
    - PLUS a free bag of Ubuntu coffee!

    Classic Afridrilles come in your choice of four timeless colors.

    Design your Custom Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

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    Pledge US$ 329 or more About US$ 329

    6 'CUSTOM' PAIRS

    SAVE: $185 (36%) off $514 retail price!

    GET: 6 PAIRS OF CUSTOM AFRIDRILLES!

    The perfect option for groups, friends or families!

    Design your Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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    Pledge US$ 449 or more About US$ 449

    6 'CUSTOM' PAIRS + MERCH!

    SAVE: $346 (44%) off $795 retail price!

    GET:
    - 6 PAIRS OF CUSTOM AFRIDRILLES!
    - 1 Red 'LOVE' Ubuntu Made bracelet
    - 1 Travel tote in rugged green canvas
    - 1 Leather Ubuntu Made journal
    - 1 Leather Ubuntu Made key chain
    - 1 African Kanga bandanna
    - 2 Bags of Ubuntu Coffee by Allegro
    - 2 Ubuntu Coffee chocolate bars by Goodio
    - 2 Ubuntu coffee sleeves

    Design your Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining.

    HOW TO DESIGN YOUR SHOES: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign with a link to design your shoe using Zazzle's interactive design tool.

    FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    8 'CUSTOM' PAIRS WITH EMBOSSING!!!

    KICKSTARTER ONLY DEAL! Will not be available as a retail package!

    GET:
    - 8 Pairs of 'Custom' Afridrilles, with:
    - Custom-embossed leather insoles with your name, design, or company logo!
    - Personalized Thank You video from our Maker Mums

    Design your Afridrilles by choosing from our full range of 10+ canvas colors, over a dozen patterns (or none at all!), pattern color, and interior lining. BUT WHY STOP THERE?

    Limited to 10 backers, ADD YOUR CUSTOM ARTWORK, NAME, OR LOGO TO THE INSOLE!

    We will reach out to each supporter to coordinate the design of this custom product.

    + FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

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    Pledge US$ 3,500 or more About US$ 3,500

    BACKPACKER KENYA TRIP + 2 'CUSTOM' PAIRS

    We'd love to tell you how much you save with this package... but there's nothing like it on the market. You cannot buy this kind of experience anywhere else!

    GET:
    - 2 'Custom' pairs of Afridrilles
    - The trip of a lifetime this July!

    Join the Ubuntu team on the trip of a lifetime to Kenya, led by travel writer and photographer Erin Outdoors.

    Meet the Maker Mums (who made your shoes!) and their children, tour our workshop and enjoy our café. We will camp with the Maasai families who make our beaded tags and bracelets, and finish the trip with a two-night luxury safari DURING THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION in the epic Maasai Mara with GameWatchers Safaris, experts in community-based eco-tourism.
    This is not a commercial, sanitized tour you could buy online. Meet our empowered Mums, see the real Kenya, and experience the Mara guided by an expert on responsible adventure travel.

    JOURNEY INCLUDES:
    - Opportunity to experience Kenya like no commercial travel agency can offer.
    - 1 night accommodation in Nairobi
    - 2-night Maasai Mara safari during the wildebeest migration
    - Accommodation in Maai Mahiu
    - Ubuntu Factory Tour: meet the Ubuntu Mums and their amazing, special needs Kids in Maai Mahiu
    - Camping with Maasai families
    - Meals throughout the trip (except for in Nairobi)
    - Ground transportation and guide fees

    Trip dates: June 29 - July 7

    Not included: airfare, meals in Nairobi, shopping, and gratuities for Kenyan guides.

    This trip is geared toward those comfortable with a "backpacker" style of travel, including lots of outdoor activity, sharing rooms, occasional moments of feeling out of your element and even discomfort, and lots of adventure and friendship.

    PLUS, of course, two pairs of customizable Afridrilles! Contact us for more details, and to talk about discounts for couples or groups!

    + FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

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    Pledge US$ 8,000 or more About US$ 8,000

    FOUNDING SPONSOR: LUXE TRIP & MUCH MORE

    We'd love to tell you how much you save with this package... but there's nothing like it on the market. You cannot buy this kind of experience anywhere else!

    GET:
    - The trip of a lifetime!
    - 2 'Custom' pairs of Afridrilles

    Have a huge heart and ready for the adventure of a lifetime?! This is a premier trip for one person to Kenya, including a personalized luxury safari, a visit to our factory to meet the Ubuntu Mums and their special needs kids, and high-end accommodation, meals, and transportation.

    This ultimate package earns you ultimate gratitude from our team – we will honor you with recognition *forever* as a founding sponsor of the Afridrilles on our website. Because sincerely, this wouldn't be possible without you! Of course, you'll also get two pairs of customizable Afridrilles, and we'll throw in 10 "Founder" Coupon Codes that you can give to your best friends and family, which will hook them up with a free pair, as well. Contact us for more details possible including dates, and to talk about discounts for couples or groups!

    JOURNEY INCLUDES:
    - Opportunity to experience Kenya like no commercial travel agency can offer.
    - 2 nights deluxe accommodation in Nairobi to start your journey in comfort
    - 2-night / 3 day Adventure Safari: venture into the wild and observe the "Big Five" animals from a Land Rover
    - Ubuntu Factory Tour: meet the Ubuntu Mums and their amazing, special needs Kids in Maai Mahiu
    - Luxury accommodation in a Naivasha resort, a short drive from Ubuntu's land in Maai Mahiu
    - Meals in Maai Mahiu and on safari
    - Ground transportation and guide fees everywhere

    Not included: airfare, meals in Nairobi, shopping, and gratuities for Kenyan guides

    RECOGNITION:
    - Founding Sponsor Credits Reel: we'll give you credit forever, enshrining your name/pic (optional) on our website

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
    Team Ubuntu

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    Pledge US$ 48 or more About US$ 48

    1 'CLASSIC' PAIR - EARLY BIRD

    SAVE $31 (40%) off the $79 retail price!

    GET: 1 Pair of Classic Afridrilles in your choice of 4 timeless colors.

    We're rewarding our 200 earliest backers with the absolute best price that will ever be available for these shoes!

    HOW TO CHOOSE COLOR & SIZE: We will send you a short a survey at the end of the campaign.

    FREE SHIPPING: U.S. + KENYA

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