Welcome to Nava Apparel
Who are we and what are we aiming to do?
Let me explain.
Nava Apparel started as the brainchild of Alwyn du Preez while he was travelling around the world with his modelling career. Realising the lack of quality shoes being sold all over the globe due to mass production and consumerism, he started drawing and researching the components required for creating a quality product and in fact designing his own style of boot (now known as Warrior Boots) while living in Germany and waiting around for modelling jobs. While back in Cape Town that summer, Alwyn approached a local shoe maker who helped him bring his first pair of quality Warrior boots to life, that would last much longer, can be repaired and maintained rather than thrown away.
Quality with a touch of difference from the norm.
After designing, producing and wearing the first pair of Warrior boots (now available in store) this attracted quite a few people, while still travelling around the world, wanting a pair with the same style and quality, which resulted in him selling the boots from his feet a few times. So one day he woke up tired of the modelling industry / lifestyle and decided to relocate back to Cape Town to follow his passion for design. Creating quality products in South Africa using local leather, materials and labour thereby also creating more jobs in return.
It was here at the workshop that the word “NAVA” came up.
NAVA meaning beautiful.
This is something that stuck with Alwyn because this is where he realised that everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way.
Thereby we are all NAVA
So not only did we end up making beautiful, good quality products, but also products that wouldn’t have a negative impact on the environment. Hence we always strive to repair our shoes when needed, to maintain our products and recycle old soles once replaced rather than throwing the whole shoe away.
Beauty, Love, Care and ultimately Inspiration through action.
This is NAVA Apparel’s philosophy.
Please contact us here regarding any questions or inquiries.
BE INSPIRED. BE YOURSELF. BE NAVA