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I Breathe Life Into Old Canvas Shoes
- Jun 22, 2017 -

Are you wondering what to do with your old, faded rubber shoes, as we like to call them? If thinking of throwing them into the pile of other unwearable shoes, stop, because there is a new kid in town whose business is to give old shoes a new lease of life. And boy, is she doing an amazing job!

Meet Maggie Ng’ang’a, a 20-year-old second year student of Architecture at the University of Nairobi. Maggie describes herself as a budding artist, with a passion for all things artsy.

When not in class learning the intricacies of architecture and draughtsman/woman-ship, she is re-fashioning shoes in a back room at the family home in Kasarani, Nairobi, or out in the wild taking photos. Maggie is the proprietor of Laced Up, a business born out of a hobby.

“I love art. Architecture, drawing, painting and taking photos are things I enjoy doing,” she says.