Briana Evigan is most well known for her roles in the dance movie franchise, Step Up, but the actor is a keen environmentalist and social activist, passionately committed to improving living conditions for people and animals.
Briana recalls: "A few years ago, I was working with a team in Indonesia, where we lost a baby elephant to a snare trap. In that instance, my anger with humanity for hurting animals was replaced with the realization that many of the atrocities committed toward animals are rooted in need. People poach because there is a market for ivory. We need to help people first, and then only can we teach them kindness to the planet and to animals. My primary focus shifted to educating and creating wealth and well-being for the local communities."
Briana and her business partner, Stuart Newton, founded MoveMe Studios, with a mission to positively impact the lives of millions, both humans and animals alike. They just completed the pilot of an eight-episode docuseries and are starting production of a full-length feature film highlighting the majesty of South African wildlife. Rather than create a movie, they are creating MoveMe, inspiring media that compels action.
The first charity organization to benefit from the sales of The Veldskoen x MoveMe Ranger Boot will be Abundant Village.
The Abundant Village model is a resource-rich set of solutions that provide water, food and energy security, education, housing, wellness care, and job opportunities to communities in need, as well as other solutions to local challenges. The pilot village is being created and run locally in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Business, technology, and environmental resources will be sourced locally or through the MoveMe network to find existing, cost-effective solutions that can scale to meet the needs of different-sized communities. Abundant Village can be an economic engine for a community to increase health, wellness, and prosperity.
We use a reversible full-grain leather, lightly buffed on the inside that melts to your feet for supreme all-day comfort. It’s our secret sauce.
Our mission is clear. To continually work toward a more sustainable future by using innovative and out the box thinking to reduce our impact.
Each shoe is handcrafted in South Africa the traditional way. hand-cut, sewn, and finished using a buttery soft full-grain leather.
We use high-performance technical leather that repels water and are super easy to clean. These will be Your new all-day-everyday shoe.
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