meet the team behind i can make shoes
I Can Make Shoes is a unique shoemaking school which has been paving the way with teaching innovative shoemaking techniques for over a decade.
The original I Can Make Shoes'er - Amanda founded the company back in 2010. As a native Aussie, Amanda did her footwear training in Sydney, Australia. It was when she moved to London that she realised it was really difficult to make shoes without all the machinery she was taught to use. She set out to develop a shoemaking process that makes the craft accessible for people to do from home and she’s been spreading the love of shoemaking ever since.
The newest member of our team, Victoria graduated with a BA in Footwear Design and Development at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. Her graduate collection focussed on the importance of comfort and practicality whilst also being stylish. She went on design shoes at Alexander McQueen, Developed footwear for Lacoste before starting her own consciuos shoe brand - Vandrelaar.
After gradulating from Goldsmiths University in London Emily joined our team as the head of creative projects - she's the gal behind all our our fun videos, gifs and beautifully designed emails. You'll also catch her doing customer support and packing up all of your supply shop orders.
Tessa graduated with a BA in Footwear Design and Development at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. Focusing on sustainability for her graduate collection, she developed a range of footwear designed to never make it into landfill. She then went on to work as a cobbler for Christian Louboutin. After some time Tessa wanted to share her experiences and becoming a teacher felt like the natural next step.