Off-White and Amsterdam-based Daily Paper have joined forces in an effort to support Surf Ghana, an organization working to build Ghana’s first skate park. As part of a fundraising effort, the two labels have collaborated on a capsule titled Product of Ghana comprised of a long-sleeve t-shirt, t-shirt and bucket hat emblazoned with the phrase “Freedom and Skate.” The collection was introduced at Daily Paper’s Ghana pop-up earlier this year.
Established in 2016, Surf Ghana’s mission is expanding accessibility to the sport of skateboarding in Ghana. The funds raised from the effort will support opening Freedom Skate Park in Accra, Ghana, the country’s first skate park. One-hundred percent of the sales from this collaboration will be donated towards the construction of the skatepark.
The Freedom Skate Park is one of only 10 skateparks in Africa with construction expected to begin in 2021 followed by an opening in the same year.
In a statement on the effort Daily Paper co-founder Jefferson Osei stated, “With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date.
“More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities. They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with likeminded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park.”
Priced from $75 for a bucket hat up to $165 for a t-shirt, offering will launch on January 15, 2021 at dailypaperclothing.com.