We recently had the honour of working with Megan Osburn
who took these dreamy pictures featuring our Paseo and Ticuantepe leather boots. We are still blown away by your response to them and wanted to share a little bit of the story behind these gorgeous boots!
When we opened up shop last year, we had 6 traditional Nicaraguan sandal designs and worked one on one with a young cobbler named Marvin. Marvin had just quit his full time job at a shoe factory with hopes of working independently, so he could earn more to support his family. The response to our sandals in our first season in business was above and beyond what we could have imagined, and what started out as just a side job for him, quickly turned into the full time work he had hoped for. When summer started to end, we knew we had to come up with an idea to keep giving him business during the winter months. You can imagine living in Nicaragua's year round hot climate, boots are not a common occurrence, so when we explained what we had in mind and asked him to make two different styles of a shoe he had never even seen before....we were completely blown away with the results! He had created the most beautiful and timeless children's boots.
Because of the overwhelming response to our boots, not only was there enough work for our one artisan this winter, he was able to hire on several more cobblers to help him, providing more work for more families. It has been so amazing for us to see all your little ones enjoying these boots this fall and winter season. We say this a lot, but we are so thankful for you all and we wanted to share how you are all directly impacting so many lives by choosing to shop small with us. We can't wait to show you what Spring has in store!
Rachel & Allison, Xx
Photo credit: Megan Osburn Photography.
Dark Green dress: @aliceandames
Orange/green floral bow: @maisielovesnory
Blush and floral dress: @pineandhoneyhandmade
boys clothes: @ryleeandcru