MADE IN HACKNEY BY HAND
from sustainable and recycled materials. These simple styles are designed to go with everything and our made to order model minimises waste and reduces our carbon footprint.
The most sustainable fashion pieces are those things you can wear for a lifetime because they never go out of style.
After 25 fantastic years as a shoe designer working with some brilliant British brands such as Paul Smith, and John Lewis, alongside inspirational artisans and genius technicians I grew tired of fuelling overconsumption and reinventing the wheel for no good reason.
I yearned to go back to the craft of hand making shoes.
Returning to my shoe roots here in Hackney, once the centre of shoemaking in England the location of the 'London trade' and the location for the Cordwainers technical college where I started my training, I am lucky to be near to a handful of surviving and thriving local suppliers for leathers and components here in East London.
"A GENTLE craft,
I sit so snug,
With hammer, knife, and nippers;
I thumb away, and cut, and tug,
At boot, and shoe, and slippers.
And if I can make both ends meet
My awl, though no great treasure
My work, though trodden under feet,
I'll work for you with pleasure."
Little Jack of all trades (London, 1823).
A collaboration with Spanish artisans
MADE IN CATALUNYA BY HAND
Traditional ribbon tie Pinxo espadrilles made from cotton, jute and recycled tyre soles by the same
small family workshop since 1939
Sustainability is unselfconsciously at the core, of these historic sandals. Comfortable, versatile and suit everyone; they are handmade to order to the same design for centuries. Using vegan materials such as cotton, hemp, jute, and repurposed rubber soles from discarded tyres.
available to order in sizes 36-46
After a chance meeting with Marc from Terra D'espardenyes, who's family have been making my favourite traditional espadrilles (Espardenyas) since 1939, we are now exclusively bringing their brilliant shoes to the UK. Loved and worn for centuries by everyone from artists and film stars to the farmers they are named after they are as stylish as ever .