So after creating my best friends wedding shoes from an old pair of heels, I was still itching to create something else ‘weddingy.’
….All up until I had to try on my bridesmaid dress – A beautiful creation from reformation (I’ve fan girled this brand for a while so I was ecstatic when I found this one ( or ) when Kate decided to go for these beauties.
Unfortunately it swamped me. You can see from the photo how long it was. The fabric wastage was huge, which turned out to be a blessing as I was ready to get crafting my next pair of shoes - My bridesmaid shoes with the fabric wastage.
Attending weddings, we all know that feeling of endlessly searching for the right accessory to match your dress or vice versa. When you turn to craft it isn't always a huge drama as you can simple put your mind to it and craft your very own!
So out of my reformation dress and a little elbow grease, I also gained a beautiful pair of open toes sandals and zero wastage. It’s nice to know reformation as a brand itself, also have a conscious awareness of their impact on the environment. Here’s what we learned in the studio:
'Reformation is committed to minimising our environmental impact and achieving fair, safe and healthy working conditions throughout our supply chain. We seek to partner with suppliers who share a common vision of sustainability, accountability, and transparency.'
Let's hope we continue to see more brands like @reformation take responsibility for their footprint.
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I created a free 40-minute online course called 'Introduction to Shoemaking' to show how easy home shoemaking can be and to give you a little taste of what I Can Make Shoes is all about.
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If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)
The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand. To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍
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Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx
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