Sumary of Chrissa Amuah animates Allbirds shoes with Ghanaian Adinkra symbols:
- Textile designer Chrissa Amuah has put her own spin on a pair of Allbirds trainers by embellishing them with geometric shapes informed by the Adinkra symbols used in Ghana..
- The London-based creative overhauled the fabric design for Allbirds’ Tree Runner sneakers, which have an upper body comprising one piece of knitted yarn made from eucalyptus trees..
- Amuah designed two different patterns based on the age-old Adinkra symbols, which were used in West African societies, particularly among the Akan people of Ghana, as visual representations of certain concepts or proverbs..
- Circular outlines and spots coloured in different shades of grey cover one shoe, while green V-shaped markings cover the other….