The old tradition of generating energy from stone coal has been a thing of the past since December 2018. The history and the However, mining values have their significance in the present and the future. So with the *Pawer* we want to address those which, over years and decades of hard physical workmanship, extracted the once irreplaceable raw material from the depths have.
Grubenhelden incorporates the fabric of original miners’ clothing into its collections to a high standard and with great success. So is the fashion label from Gladbeck, for example, attracted attention at the New York Fashion Week with its upcycled products. The Production takes place under fair conditions in Portugal and Germany, making them the ideal partner for KangaROOS Made in Germany product line.
The *Pawer* has a mint colored outsole to pick up the color of the miners’ bath slippers. The speckled midsole points to the coal dust. The black leather parts are supposed to symbolize the coal layers underground.
The light, so-called “Arsch-Leder”, was used to protect the miners’ trousers in the buttocks area, because a lot of work was done sitting or lying down. This leather is extremely robust.
The lining consists of the miners’ shirts. On an embossed heel you can see the miners’ mallets and irons, the symbols of the mining industry per se. A pocket contains the text of the “Steigerlied”, the miners’ classical song. In addition to that each box is equipped with a original piece of hard coal enclosed. The Lacetag with the “1449” symbolizes the year of birth of Georgius Agricola (Georg Bauer, called “Pawer”), founder of
modern geology and mining science. The enclosed limited key ring made of genuine leather was made by a former Miner, who is now in the service of the heroes of the mines, made it himself. The package is rounded off by by a mint colored sock, also from the production of mining heroes. The release will take place on 20 March. The Collabo is limited to 301 pairs.
Sizerun: EU 38-47
It was a special pleasure for us to contribute our small part to the project and to design as well as manage the logo and packaging for kangaroos and pit heroes. As you can recognize easily, the illustrations for the posters and postcards are also created by us.