For the World Ahead
Originators, not imitators. It’s who we are, who we’ve always been. And to change the world of tomorrow, we’re doing things differently today.
When we move together, small steps become big strides. This season, we’re proud to collaborate with some incredible change-makers and ambassadors championing racial equality, mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ advocacy and family rights activism - giving our platform to the voices of these inspiring individuals who share our drive to create a better world.
With diverse backgrounds, careers and lifestyles, the Clarks Collective share a key passion: the determination to create authentic social change and make a difference today - and for the world ahead.
Because if 200 years of shoemaking has taught us anything, it’s that you have to stay true to your roots while staying true to tomorrow. And the future will be brighter if we stay out in front of it.
Learn more about how our group are making their mark right now, and for the future, in the videos below.Shop the Collection
Meet Jamie Windust
Jamie Windust’s motto? It pays dividends to do things you enjoy and that make you happy. For the non-binary author, host and LGBTQ+ trailblazer, starting to prioritise the silly as well as the serious led to living their best life - writing for everyone from Gay Times to British GQ, as well as their own book In Their Shoes, which explores navigating non-binary living.
Meet Basma Khalifa
From Sudan, born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Northern Ireland and Scotland, filmmaker, director and writer Basma Khalifa remembers growing up as one Black girl amongst white men and women. And for Basma, discovering what it means to be a Black woman has been a powerful journey ever since - from the sisterhood of Black female friendships and re-visiting her Saudi roots, to when she knew she’d found her freedom.
Meet Gabriella Wilde
The ‘shoulds’ of motherhood? Gabriella Wilde defies them. The actress, model, activist and mum of three has been challenging the expectations and pressures of working motherhood since navigating her return to the film set after her first child was born. Maturity, creativity, understanding, and working smarter: just a few of the benefits Gabriella sees in working mums - countering the negative assumptions that some mothers still experience in the workplace.
Meet Jeannie Jay Park
The power to be activists is within all of us. That’s Jeannie Jay Park’s philosophy. A first-generation Korean American, intersectional Asian rights activist, community organiser and model, breaking expectations of silence and stepping into her fullest, freest, and most creative self has been life-changing for Jeannie - with fashion being a key channel for expression and independence.
Meet Vas J Morgan
Writer, editor, founder and activist Vas J Morgan’s mission? To be the help he once didn’t have. From the challenges of growing up unaccepted as a Black gay man through to dealing with abuse on social media, Vas’s mental health struggles and journey to sobriety have inspired him to foster greater social support systems - so people facing similar difficulties today never feel alone.