Natasha and Rohan Clarke
FOUNDERS OF UPTOWN YARDIE
Husband-and-wife team Natasha and Rohan Clarke are the brains behind footwear and lifestyle brand Uptown Yardie. It’s a brand inspired by their Jamaican heritage that caters to men and women who want something unique that captures their individual style, and is inspired by the Bob Marley quote “me ah bring downtown uptown” (bringing the man from the poor downtown area to the affluent uptown neighbourhood).
“The brand embodies the progressive man or woman. It’s about quality, comfort and style – style not fashion. We don’t want to follow fashion because we want to inspire people to be themselves. We have classic pieces that our customers wear for years, classic fits in brogue styles and there’s a twist on everything that we produce,” explains Rohan who comes from a design background. All the shoes are made in Northampton, the capital of England’s shoemaking industry.
Check out their products HERE
Interview by: Bre Graham / Photography by: Ciáran Christopher