Daily Paper Partners With Off-White™ and Surf Ghana
Constructing Ghana’s First Skatepark
Spearheaded by NGO Surf Ghana, the West African nation’s striving skate scene is ready to get the skatepark it deserves. Proving once again that what we do is deeper than clothes, we linked up with Surf Ghana and our Off-White™ fam for two charitable capsule collections to raise funds for the construction of Ghana’s Freedom Skate Park.
Product of Ghana
Comprised of two tees, with our Off-White™ collab we paid homage to Ghana’s longstanding cocoa harvesting tradition by reclaiming the industry’s “Product of Ghana” slogan. And Virgil Abloh’s signature arrow branding was adorned in cocoa pods and leaves. Appropriately, this collaborative tee was realized in “Decadent Chocolate” or classic white.
Freedom and Skate
Our co-branded capsule with Surf Ghana also flipped signature Ghanaian emblems into powerful emblems for the grassroots skate movement across a T-shirt, a long-sleeved top, and a bucket hat.
Made of 100 percent cotton, the Daily Paper x Surf Ghana pieces are emblazoned with “FREEDOM AND SKATE” text – a play on Ghana’s “Freedom and Justice” motto.
All proceeds of both capsules went towards building the Freedom Skate Park in Accra, Ghana.
Behind the Collab
For years, Surf Ghana has almost singlehandedly nurtured Ghana’s budding skate community. For the creative youth in Ghana, skating has become a lifeline, but with a lack of funding and support the sport has been struggling to gain a foothold on the continent.
At Daily Paper, we believe that sport has the power to transform communities for the better and open so many doors for the youth. So it was only natural that we’d do everything in our power to make Ghana’s first skate park a reality.
Ghana has always held a special place for us, with one of our founders being Ghanaian. It’s a connection we share with Off-White™ founder Virgil Abloh, which emboldened us to create this partnership for Ghana’s budding skate scene.
Three collectives, one vision. The impact will speak for itself.If you’d like to contribute to the construction of Freedom Skate Park you can still donate here.