SEBASTIAN OCEGUEDA'S WORKSHOP

SEBASTIAN OCEGUEDA'S WORKSHOP

Leather Huarache Sandals Manufacturer

Location: Sahuayo, Michoacán. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Sebastian's Huarache Sandals Workshop is a family business in the second generation. For over two decades they have been specialized in handcrafting Mexican huaraches and always aim for highest quality and customer satisfaction. Sebastian himself works in the workshop, whenever he has the time. Mostly, however, he is busy with planning the production and purchasing the raw materials. The workshop stands for honesty, respect, positivism, commitment and solidarity.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Gabriel - Sebastian's right hand

Gabriel has been working with Sebastian for over 20 years and he is his right hand at the workshop. He is married with Alejandra and they have 3 children and a granddaughter.

Martin - Leather Cutter

Martin is married and has 3 children. His father was a leather cutter himself and he taught Martin the craft when he was just 13 years young.

Daniel - Leather Cutter

Daniel was taught by his father who owns a Huarache workshop at age 12 and has since been working in Huarache sandals manufacturing. He is the father of 3 children.

Laura - Leather Cutter

Laura started working in Mexican Huarache manufacturing at age 14 and her current job is to reduce the thickness of the leather. Currently she works part time as she is a single mother of 2 children.

Rosa - Packer and Fulfillment

Rosa is Laura's sister. Like most of her family she works in the huarache industry. And she's been working with Sebastian since 2015.

Joselin - Packer and Fulfillment

She had 3 years of experience working in another workshop before she started working with Sebastian.

Pancho - Sewer

Pancho left school at age 9 and since then has been working in the Mexican huarache industry. Now he has 3 children and is happily married.

Maribel - Sewer and Weaving Artisan

Single mother of 2. Maribel works part time from the workshop and part time from home so she can be with her family.

Luz María - Weaving Artisan

Mother of 3 children. Luz María has been working as an artisan for over 20 years following her grandfather and mother steps, who taught her the skills and beauty of handcrafting leather huarache sandals.

Giovanni - Distributor

Giovanni drives around in Sahuayo in his scooter and collects the huaraches from the weaving artisans.

Alejandra - Shoe Last Mounter

Alejandra is married to Gabriel and has been working in the industry since Gabriel introduced it to her 13 years ago.

Francisco - Sole Gluer

Father of 4 children; Pancho started working in Huaraches when he was 8 years old at his uncle's workshop. Now he has been working with Sebastian for over 11 years.

Leather Huarache Sandals Manufacturer

Location: Sahuayo, Michoacán. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Sebastian's Huarache Sandals Workshop is a family business in the second generation. For over two decades they have been specialized in handcrafting Mexican huaraches and always aim for highest quality and customer satisfaction. Sebastian himself works in the workshop, whenever he has the time. Mostly, however, he is busy with planning the production and purchasing the raw materials. The workshop stands for honesty, respect, positivism, commitment and solidarity.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Gabriel - Sebastian's right hand

Gabriel has been working with Sebastian for over 20 years and he is his right hand at the workshop. He is married with Alejandra and they have 3 children and a granddaughter.

Martin - Leather Cutter

Martin is married and has 3 children. His father was a leather cutter himself and he taught Martin the craft when he was just 13 years young.

Daniel - Leather Cutter

Daniel was taught by his father who owns a Huarache workshop at age 12 and has since been working in Huarache sandals manufacturing. He is the father of 3 children.

Laura - Leather Cutter

Laura started working in Mexican Huarache manufacturing at age 14 and her current job is to reduce the thickness of the leather. Currently she works part time as she is a single mother of 2 children.

Rosa - Packer and Fulfillment

Rosa is Laura's sister. Like most of her family she works in the huarache industry. And she's been working with Sebastian since 2015.

Joselin - Packer and Fulfillment

She had 3 years of experience working in another workshop before she started working with Sebastian.

Pancho - Sewer

Pancho left school at age 9 and since then has been working in the Mexican huarache industry. Now he has 3 children and is happily married.

Maribel - Sewer and Weaving Artisan

Single mother of 2. Maribel works part time from the workshop and part time from home so she can be with her family.

Luz María - Weaving Artisan

Mother of 3 children. Luz María has been working as an artisan for over 20 years following her grandfather and mother steps, who taught her the skills and beauty of handcrafting leather huarache sandals.

Giovanni - Distributor

Giovanni drives around in Sahuayo in his scooter and collects the huaraches from the weaving artisans.

Alejandra - Shoe Last Mounter

Alejandra is married to Gabriel and has been working in the industry since Gabriel introduced it to her 13 years ago.

Francisco - Sole Gluer

Father of 4 children; Pancho started working in Huaraches when he was 8 years old at his uncle's workshop. Now he has been working with Sebastian for over 11 years.

Leather Huarache Sandals Manufacturer

Location: Sahuayo, Michoacán. México

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Sebastian's Huarache Sandals Workshop is a family business in the second generation. For over two decades they have been specialized in handcrafting Mexican huaraches and always aim for highest quality and customer satisfaction. Sebastian himself works in the workshop, whenever he has the time. Mostly, however, he is busy with planning the production and purchasing the raw materials. The workshop stands for honesty, respect, positivism, commitment and solidarity.

MEET THE ARTISANS

Gabriel - Sebastian's right hand

Gabriel has been working with Sebastian for over 20 years and he is his right hand at the workshop. He is married with Alejandra and they have 3 children and a granddaughter.

Martin - Leather Cutter

Martin is married and has 3 children. His father was a leather cutter himself and he taught Martin the craft when he was just 13 years young.

Daniel - Leather Cutter

Daniel was taught by his father who owns a Huarache workshop at age 12 and has since been working in Huarache sandals manufacturing. He is the father of 3 children.

Laura - Leather Cutter

Laura started working in Mexican Huarache manufacturing at age 14 and her current job is to reduce the thickness of the leather. Currently she works part time as she is a single mother of 2 children.

Rosa - Packer and Fulfillment

Rosa is Laura's sister. Like most of her family she works in the huarache industry. And she's been working with Sebastian since 2015.

Joselin - Packer and Fulfillment

She had 3 years of experience working in another workshop before she started working with Sebastian.

Pancho - Sewer

Pancho left school at age 9 and since then has been working in the Mexican huarache industry. Now he has 3 children and is happily married.

Maribel - Sewer and Weaving Artisan

Single mother of 2. Maribel works part time from the workshop and part time from home so she can be with her family.

Luz María - Weaving Artisan

Mother of 3 children. Luz María has been working as an artisan for over 20 years following her grandfather and mother steps, who taught her the skills and beauty of handcrafting leather huarache sandals.

Giovanni - Distributor

Giovanni drives around in Sahuayo in his scooter and collects the huaraches from the weaving artisans.

Alejandra - Shoe Last Mounter

Alejandra is married to Gabriel and has been working in the industry since Gabriel introduced it to her 13 years ago.

Francisco - Sole Gluer

Father of 4 children; Pancho started working in Huaraches when he was 8 years old at his uncle's workshop. Now he has been working with Sebastian for over 11 years.