In December of 2019 Amanda was invited by The British Council and Zapateria Hub to work on a Social Impact Workshop teaching shoemaking to young women and girls in local Filipino communities.
Zapateria Hub is a local shoemaking hub, helping young and emerging designers find a place to grow and develop as designers with the help and support of some of the Philippines' most talented and experienced local shoemakers!
During Amanda's visit the amazing team at Zapateria Hub had organised a huge event called #solematesconnect in the magical shoemaking city of Marikina.
Amanda spoke in front of 300 talented makers, designers, manufacturers and industry leaders about her experience in running I Can Make Shoes and what it takes for beginners to get started in the footwear industry.
We’d like to congratulate @unickasa and the @zapateriahub team for organising such an inspiring event.