Degree Show project will combat skin disease

Date posted

19 May 2016


Last updated

17 June 2021

Fraser is now seeking funding to take his footwear range to Africa and help local communities develop the skills they need to manufacture the shoes.

“The idea is to help people help themselves,” said the 22-year-old, from Blackhall, Edinburgh, who is a former pupil of the city’s Royal High School.

“We have tested the shoes as best we can here in Scotland. Ideally, a shoe manufacturer will help fund the project in the short-term and demonstrate the shoes work in Africa.

“In the future, the plan is for the traditional craftsmen in these communities to teach local people to make these shoes using recycled materials.”

Fraser is one of more than 200 students exhibiting their work at Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show in and around Merchiston campus, which is open to the public from 20-29 May.