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First Thursday Artist Series 03 with Karabo Poppy

On Thursday, 6th June, the LAB launched our collaborative collection with award winning illustrator Karabo Poppy. As part of the LAB’s Artist Series we hosted a pop-up in our Braam Flagship Store, celebrating the Moriri Waka capsule. Consisting of limited edition custom kits illustrated by Karabo herself as well as a range of Tees and Hoodies, we hosted a barber set-up by Jason Versfeld, the Faded Mason, who was on standby to give guests fresh cuts all weekend.

Urbn Kraft: Bespoke Storage For Your Kicks

As lovers of sneakers and the culture it supports, we linked-up with Kyle Inglis, founder of Urbn Kraft, a creative design studio in Cape Town, specialising in bespoke storage for your kicks.  Collecting sneakers has tendency to go from hobby to obsession in a hurry—even for the most novice sneaker lovers out there, one pair becomes two, two becomes ten and before you know it, you've erected a city of sneaker box towers.

Keep Your Chucks Forever Young

We've put together the complete guide to cleaning and caring for your Chucks.  Chucks, a sneaker that needs no introduction, have always been a staple of anyone’s sneaker collection. It’s a sneaker that popular culture loves, ask anyone with a pair and they'll probably have a nostalgic story about this iconic shoe. As street style has changed over the years the Chuck Taylor One Star has always stayed true to it’s origins and stood the test of time.