Do you guys know about @makesmthng? It's a movement of reclaiming, reusing, recycling, and DIY, powered by @greenpeace and run by everyone! As an alternative to this season of overconsumption, how about learning to make something, fixing something that was broken, or sharing what you already have with a friend? Check out the suggestions and events on their website.
Throwback to our slipper-making class a few weekends ago at @queenofhoxtonldn's gorgeous rooftop Moroccan Medina. Check out the sweet slides we stitched! We have one more slipper workshop coming up before Christmas - join us at @birdsonglondon's Festive Feminist Concept Store in 16th December. You can sign up through our webpage 🔔🎄🎁
Something to smile about? This time next week the fab women of @birdsonglondon will be opening their Festive Feminist Concept Store in Hoxton! No sweatshops, no photoshop - only bangin' knits, tailored trousers, and Wholesome AF sweaters. Plus, zines, yoga, crafternoons, panel chats, and a creche. We'll be debuting some brand-new slippers in some special materials, only available in this pop-up. What's more, we're running a slipper-making workshop on Saturday 16th from 2-4pm. Come along to make the perfect handcrafted gift for a special someone! More info on The Nest (http://birdsong.london/whats-store-festive-shop) and bookings through our website (www.jutashoes.com/store/p106/birdsongworkshop)
Shirley Chisholm was the first black female congresswoman in America, and the first black women to run for President of the US. She expanded the Food Stamps programme, fought to increase funding for child care services, and secured a minimum wage for domestic workers. If you don't know, now you know 🙌
Say what you will about the winter sun, it makes for nice photography light. Here's a pair of shoes all packed up and ready to ship out - complete with recycled brown paper wrapping, our story on recycled paper, and a cotton ribbon printed in the UK by the lovely guys at @gblabels. If you want to give the gift of good shoes this Christmas, last order date is Monday 18th December - just two weeks away! If you'd like to put a pair of sustainable leather espadrilles, a shoemaking kit, or a voucher for a workshop under the tree for a loved one, head to our website now
This is workshop stage two - choosing your leather (stage one is finding your size!). We handpick each piece of leather, donated to us from local factory offcuts, and work with you to choose your ideal material for your shoes. Thanks to feedback from you all, we've also launched our DIY shoemaking kits, where you can have your own workshop experience at home. We send you everything you need to make your own espadrilles (except a pair of pliers, so we don't weigh you down), and you can choose from our stock of gorgeous reclaimed and upcycled materials. Photo by @kanahaya_alam
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Want a free pair of custom Juta Shoes for yourself (or to give as a bespoke Christmas present) (or for yourself)? We're giving away one gift card for a pair of shoes of your choosing in the @sthildaseast Christmas Market raffle this weekend. Come on down to 18 Club Row, E2 7EY on Saturday from 12-5pm for craft, mulled wine, vintage, and a local choir. We'll also be running a shoemaking workshop during the fair - you can sign up on our website! And our maker Ruhela will be doing the catering - you don't want to miss her food. All profit from the event go towards the St Hilda's Older People's Project
Somehow it's less than a month until Christmas already... November started off so slow and has sped up so much! Things are ticking along behind the scenes at Juta to get ourselves ready for the holiday season: ribbons are being cut, wrapping paper prepared, and market bunting hot-glue-gunned. We're especially excited to be heading to Chelsea next weekend for Female Founders Presents, a Christmas market with a difference. For a start, every stallholder is a female entrepreneur (or a pair - looking at you, grandmother-granddaughter duo!). Secondly, the event is raising money for Women for Women International, which supports female survivors of war. So not only can you buy sustainable clothing, ethical yoga mats, and jewellery recycled from electronic waste (😍) at this event, you can support WFWI's work globally. Tickets are free, and you can reserve one here: https://www.femalefounderspresent.com/tickets