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Vegan Shoe Project

This project started out as an experiment that grew organically into a profitable business. I wanted to see if I could produce shoes locally and efficiently in small batches using human-scale machinery. As a vegan I felt compelled to explore non-leather and sustainable materials for shoemaking. I created a system where by I could produce a pair of shoes in under two hours with very little equipment. The result was a collection of lightweight flexible boots and shoes that have the comfort of an athletic shoe.

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I created a system where by  I could produce a pair of shoes in under two hours with very little equipment.

I created a system where by I could produce a pair of shoes in under two hours with very little equipment.

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