• Valentina Tinganelli

Handmade leather shoes

So who makes our shoes ?

When I was studying fashion design at IED in Rome, Italy I always knew if I would open a store or start my on brand I will find the best handcraft men&women in Italy to work with. So I started my search and I would be lying if I said it was easy to find them. I asked my professors for some help and they did, so after 6 months of searching for small family companies I finally found them.

But today I'm only going to talk about our shoemaker, I will not tell you his name cause I know he wont like it. His family lives in Napels, Italy and his company has been in his family for three generation, so making shoes is in his blood. I could not be happier with a shoemaker, his work is beautiful and so precised and I rarely have to ask him to fix a mistake in his work. He works with his wife and another lady who helps him sewing.

Our maine goal from the begining is to work in the fair trait system, that means to pay the right price for our product, not chasing the lowest price. We think that it is so important that the artisans who we are working with get fair price for their handwork.

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, shoppers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.

We at Fair Trade USA believe that everyone wants to do what’s right – for their families, fellow global citizens, and the planet. That’s why we’re committed to making the right choices the most obvious ones. Based on the simple idea that the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods of others, Fair Trade is a way to make a conscious choice for a better world. A choice for Fair Trade Certified™ goods is a choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers, and fishermen, and protect the environment. In other words, it’s a world-changing way of doing business.

You can read more about fair trade here >

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about how we do this, and bit by bit i will tell you about our amazing team. But for now hope you have an amazing day <3

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