HECTOR'S RODRÍGUEZ WORKSHOP

HECTOR'S RODRÍGUEZ WORKSHOP

Mexican Boots Workshop

Location: León, Guanajuato. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Hector's and Armando's Leather Boots Workshop is a traditional family business. Hector started the workshop together with his father in 2003, when he was just 18 years old. While studying to become an engineer, he wanted to earn some money on the side, so he used some old machines his father had rented to teach himself how to make boots. He learned every single step himself. So, whenever they are short on workers, he has the skills to fill the gap. Hector is married and has just become dad for the first time.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 with very limited equipment when Héctor was only 18 years old. His father taught him everything he knew about Mexican boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then as a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and takes care of the financial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working in the workshop when she was 15 years old. After a short break to start a family, she recently returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family's and Hector's workshop to provide for his family.

Mexican Boots Workshop

Location: León, Guanajuato. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Hector's and Armando's Leather Boots Workshop is a traditional family business. Hector started the workshop together with his father in 2003, when he was just 18 years old. While studying to become an engineer, he wanted to earn some money on the side, so he used some old machines his father had rented to teach himself how to make boots. He learned every single step himself. So, whenever they are short on workers, he has the skills to fill the gap. Hector is married and has just become dad for the first time.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about Mexican boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.

Mexican Boots Workshop

Location: León, Guanajuato. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Hector's and Armando's Leather Boots Workshop is a traditional family business. Hector started the workshop together with his father in 2003, when he was just 18 years old. While studying to become an engineer, he wanted to earn some money on the side, so he used some old machines his father had rented to teach himself how to make boots. He learned every single step himself. So, whenever they are short on workers, he has the skills to fill the gap. Hector is married and has just become dad for the first time.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Héctor - Owner

Héctor and his father started the workshop in 2003 when Héctor was only 18 years old and with very limited equipment. His father taught him everything he knew about Mexican boot making and since then the family business has grown to employ more people.

Armando - Owner

Armando is Hector's business partner and has a lifelong experience in the boot making industry. First as a sales manager and then a boot maker himself. He's married and all of his 3 children work at the workshop.

Pedro - Leather Cutter

Pedro has a lifelong experience in the shoemaking craft and has worked with Armando and Héctor from the beginning of their workshop in 2003

David - Leather Cutter

David is married and has 3 children. He learned the craft at age 13 from his father, who was also a leather cutter.

Denisse - Finance and Planning

Denisse studied International Commerce and she takes care of the finantial and administrative aspects of the family business while she helps in the boot production. She has a daughter that would love to be part of the family business one day too.

Martha - Preliminaries and Adornment

Martha started working at the workshop since she was 15 years old, but then decided to take a small break to start a family. Recently she returned to the family business.

José Jesús - Sole Polisher

Father of 3. He started working as a shoe maker at 15 years old at his uncle's workshop where he still works to this day. Normally he splits his time between his family and Hector's workshop so he provide for his family.