Preserve the tradition of shoe making art
Worn by everyone, from the royals to rural folks, these Kolhapuri shoes have a story that dates back to four hundred years. Comfortable, well made, and aesthetically designed, they express the very essence of a traditional craft.
The story also tells about a tradition, struggling against modernity, evolving market needs, styles and materials slipping in and out of usage. Beneath it all, the persistence of enduring design values and craftsmanship, these Kolhapuri shoes continue to maintain its distinctive features and we are working towards making this a thriving industry.
Striving to make comfortable shoes
For over 6 months, we worked with our artisans to refine the designs in order to bring to our customers the most comfortable and stylish shoes, while maintaining an authentic and traditional touch. We will continue making refinements at every level...we promise!
We have collaborated with our manufacturing partner in India, and together we are making sure to provide a great working environment and fair prices for our artisans. This is our way to support our artisans, who mostly come from rural India.
We have collaborated with another great organization, eCoexist from Pune, India for our shoe bags. eCoexist does wonderful job in providing employment for rural women, whose livelihood depend on this work along with many other projects to help and improve the community. Our shoe bags are made out of environment friendly, unbleached cotton material. They are 100% handmade as well. We are very excited to work with eCoexist and be a helping hand to our community in a small way.