Founders

UZURI K&Y is an African inspired shoe brand and manufacturer established in Rwanda since 2013. The company was founded by two women entrepreneurs (Kevine & Ysolde) who met at University while studying Creative Designs. Furthermore, the two young women simply believed that it would ideal to gather knowledge and create a common mission. “We engaged in deep conversations, shared life perspectives and dreamed a lot of the future. It was incredible how our desires converged to be a common vision. We shared this passion for fashion and we wanted very much to create jobs for our community. Therefore, we thought of putting together our efforts to expand our ideas. We aim to go far,towards creating sustainable products and improve more people’s lives especially for women and youth.”

_Kevine & Ysolde.

OUR VISION

Brand Africa as an origin of fashion items on the international map.”

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to craft sustainable solutions to recycle wastes into functional footwear. We aim to create viable solutions to recycle the tires in order to create functional footwear by also equipping the youth & women of Africa with skills to produce practical footwear out of rubber tires. It is at the heart of our company to create jobs in our communities.

AWARDS

In 2016 KORA & IFC awarded UZURI as the best women start up while in 2018 Rwanda Development Board named the brand the best made in Rwanda enterprise of the year.