Adhiambo Mula is a self-confessed footwear fanatic and the founder of Galago, a unique concept in bespoke sandal design. “We really, really love what we do and the impact we have on so many fronts.” explains Adhiambo, when asked about her business success.
“We handcraft our sandals in our sunny studio in downtown Johannesburg, sourcing raw materials in South Africa and employing talent (mainly women) from the community.”
Creating a unique Galago sandal couldn’t be easier. You pick the sole size, choose the colours you love and with the click of stud (or the snap of a button), you’re ready to go. Each sandal represents “choice” as you choose exactly what combination works for you. If you don’t see what you want Adhiambo promises that they’ll personally source it for you.
With a brand that underpins simple elegance while highlighting something so difficult to come by, individuality, Adhiambo has a vibrant and winning online business model. The Galago business is also, as Adhiambo says, “An ethics driven brand, big on Fairtrade, big on Africa.”