This year started great for us, last month we were in Mexico and went on a road trip to Sahuayo to visit our Artisan partners.
Re-connecting with our Mexican side
(Lago de Cuitzeo, Michoacán - highway views)
With our shoe production finished at our Huaraches workshop, we are ready to receive the coming Spring season. We were thrilled to visit the team there and to get amazed once again by witnessing the beautiful tradition of hand huarache-making.
Mission "Quality check & product development": Accomplished
Besides wandering Sahuayo's main square and trying out all the typical street food delights, we also had some tasks to perform:
(Main square, Sahuayo, México)
- One of our main goals was to realize some regular quality checks on the production, to make sure that every pair gets to your hands in perfect condition, correctly labeled, and packed.
- Since we are constantly working on improving our huaraches, we were also there to find out how to achieve the best fitting of our different styles.
- We also wanted to meet the new artisans that joined the team lately.
Always learning | Hand-shoemaking, the full experience
We also had the chance to visit our star weaver artisan Luz María (a 3rd generation huarache maker), who gave us a small weaving tutorial.
"While I was there listening to her stories and watching the shoe coming to life in her hands, I couldn't help to ask her to let me give it a try.
And I can assure you that it's a tough skill that requires years of practice. I have nothing more than respect for those Artisans in Mexico keeping our traditions alive" - Paula
(Paula learning the art of hand shoe-weaving)
It's always a blast to be at the place where our beautiful shoes are made and to witness how the magic happens; plus visiting the team makes our partnership and personal connection stronger.