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I have been working away in my garden studio on my sandals for a while now and love the way that so many conversations, materials, trials and doodles have gone into the mix. I spend a lot of time looking for old prints that will find a new life on my sandals. I carefully match them up with old leathers that I search out or have saved for years. Then I set to work making new sandals on a pattern that grips the heel, and covers the toes.. . . just enough.

I really enjoy the detail of what makes a good sandal. The insoles are breathable vegetable tanned leather. I designed them so that they will quickly shape to your foot and feel light and comfortable.

I studied as a manufacturing engineer, cut my teeth in retail in London and have been in footwear one way or another…

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  • Male
  • Born on July 17
  • Joined July 12, 2011

Favorite materials

lawn cotton, liberty textiles, felt, recycled, upcycled, English, floral prints, vintage fabric

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About

Welcome to my shop

I have been working away in my garden studio on my sandals for a while now and love the way that so many conversations, materials, trials and doodles have gone into the mix. I spend a lot of time looking for old prints that will find a new life on my sandals. I carefully match them up with old leathers that I search out or have saved for years. Then I set to work making new sandals on a pattern that grips the heel, and covers the toes.. . . just enough.

I really enjoy the detail of what makes a good sandal. The insoles are breathable vegetable tanned leather. I designed them so that they will quickly shape to your foot and feel light and comfortable.

I studied as a manufacturing engineer, cut my teeth in retail in London and have been in footwear one way or another since. Having had a growing interest in environmental issues I spent last year helping build a hempcrete studio in my garden where I now enjoying working and dreaming. I am a Fellow of the Ethical Fashion Forum's Fellowship 500.

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