Samantha Gillan's Profile

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I studied a Footwear degree for 4 years at Cordwainers in London which is a small leather college whose alumni include the likes of Jimmy Choo, Patrick Cox, Georgina Goodman, Linda Bennett of LK Bennett amongst many others.
I now live with my partner, our 5 year son old- Joel, our baby girl- Lucinda and our beautiful white Cat- Barney! As well as making unique soft leather baby shoes I also teach people how to make adult shoes, sheepskin slippers, Cork flip flops and baby shoes in galleries, museums and from my own workshop.
The idea behind "Born Bespoke" is to make unique, beautifully designed soft leather baby shoes which you just can't get off the rack. Instead of just having one basic design with different pictures on I try to push the baby shoe boundaries!
Chiropodists now recommend soft shoes for babies and toddlers as much as possible. Hard soled shoes can mould babies delicate feet to the shape of…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 19
  • Joined August 29, 2011

Favorite materials

Leather, Sheepskin, lambskin, suede, nappa, embroidery

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bornbespoke
Personalized leather baby shoes &...

About

I studied a Footwear degree for 4 years at Cordwainers in London which is a small leather college whose alumni include the likes of Jimmy Choo, Patrick Cox, Georgina Goodman, Linda Bennett of LK Bennett amongst many others.
I now live with my partner, our 5 year son old- Joel, our baby girl- Lucinda and our beautiful white Cat- Barney! As well as making unique soft leather baby shoes I also teach people how to make adult shoes, sheepskin slippers, Cork flip flops and baby shoes in galleries, museums and from my own workshop.
The idea behind "Born Bespoke" is to make unique, beautifully designed soft leather baby shoes which you just can't get off the rack. Instead of just having one basic design with different pictures on I try to push the baby shoe boundaries!
Chiropodists now recommend soft shoes for babies and toddlers as much as possible. Hard soled shoes can mould babies delicate feet to the shape of the shoe, rather than letting them develop and strenghen naturally. Soft, good quality leather is ideal for baby shoes as it is breathable (babies feet sweat twice as much as adults!), hard wearing, and the suede soles have excellent grip for when they are on their feet.

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