K.Aspen’s journey began when Founder Kemi Juba realized Nigerians and African’s at home or abroad are limited to the choices of footwear and leather goods that deeply represent who they are. She also noticed that few Nigerian brands designed and made well-crafted footwear in Nigeria.
This lack of options makes it difficult for Africans and African enthusiasts to deeply connect and appreciate the beauty of quality African craftsmanship. This led to the birth of the brand and continued with the conception of the brand’s name, “K.Aspen”, a fusion of the founder’s name along with her affinity and love for nature; “K” being the founder’s initials and “Aspen” being a popular tree found worldwide.
The Aspen tree’s global presence is symbolic. It is also known for having strong roots and vibrant colours across seasons, a reminder of our desire to constantly reflect our heritage in our values and products.