We're marking Fashion Revolution Day 2019 with the launch of our new sustainable option for vegan shoemaking. It seems like everyone and their nana is vegan right now, hey if it’s good enough for Beyoncé there might just be something in it, and while we love a good trend we also believe that there are some things that aren’t just gimmicks but actually walk the talk. And when it comes to sustainable options this is a walk and talk we’re passionate about providing for our I Can Make Shoes community.
With Fashion Revolution leading the way for sustainable and ethic fashion, we're humbled and proud to know that our course help empower women in the art of making while cutting down on the issues mass produced fashion can cause. Our teachers and students are at the heart of what we do and from our International Women's Day feature on 16 students to our 'Meet the Teacher series' we love to answer the question "Who made my shoes?".
Our latest innovation allows for 100% vegan shoes, sandals and boots to be created on our courses through the fruity addition of pinatex (a sustainable material made from pineapple fibre) to our studio store. From sumptuous platinum tones made for owning the dance floor to neutral hues made for bagging the dream job – we’re rooting for you girl – the options available for shoemaking have never looked so good. Made from the durable leaves of the pineapple plant each fibre that gets transformed into vegan leather is spun and treated to create a finished product that is malleable, waterproof and perfect for your next pair of fab flats or chunky heeled boots.
This pair made by our London based course instructor P features our new clear acrylic heel :)
learn shoemaking for yourself
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! 🌍
We are a tight community and regularly limit our intake to ensure the best experience for our students - so if our enrolment is closed I would recommend you sign up for our FREE Introduction to Shoemaking course while you wait.
Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx
Pssssssst.... If you want to have a look at the shoes our students have been making, give us a follow on Instagram.