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Meet George Baah of Kwame Baah Shoes in Fort Worth

Today we’d like to introduce you to George Baah.

Kwame Baah Brand’s founder, George Kwame Baah, grew up in Ghana under impoverished conditions. He was blessed to make it to the USA as an adult, where he attended university and got a job as an engineer. Whenever he visited his family in Ghana, his desire grew to find a sustainable avenue to help raise them out of poverty. Recollecting his childhood experience of making his own shoes from recycled tires, he was inspired to begin a shoe company. His vision was to design shoes and employ men and women in Ghana to handcraft them for the US market.

Thus, in 2011, Kwame Baah Brand was founded with the mission to provide sustainable, economically just employment for skilled artisans in Ghana. We blend contemporary design with traditional fabrics from Ghana producing quality handcrafted footwear and accessories that are comfortable, stylish, durable and affordable. We source all our leather from US suppliers.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The main challenges have getting wholesale buyers and getting needed funds to advance.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kwame Baah Shoes – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Kwame Baah trains artisans in Ghana, and nearby regions to make sandals and accessories following George’s own designs. We specialize in handcrafted footwear featuring US with a Ghanaian aesthetic.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our plan is to get our brand into retail stores.

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