Chilote House Shoes

Chilote House Shoes from Ethical Gifts

By: Ethical Gifts  19-Apr-2012
Keywords: Gift Shop, Gift Items, Environmentally Friendly Products

The Chilote House Shoe is a wonderful example of a simple and beautiful item made in a way that aids local communities and avoid damaging the Earth. As consumers become more interested in the origins of their products they are turning towards products such as the Chilote House Shoe which is a brilliant example of an item made in ways that aid communities and avoids damaging the Earth.

Designer Stiven Kerestegian came up with the eco-conscious footwear concept that is  made by artisans from Chilean Patagonia. The project employs people in need of work and creates a fair trade business . Organic materials such as sheep’s wool and up-cycled salmon leather compose the soft woven shoes which are stitched together with a natural twine to create a cosy comfortable indoor shoe.

The Chilote House Shoe’s highly innovative low-tech manufacturing and aesthetics appeal to conscious consumers those that expect ethical production and useful and beautiful products. The shoe uses free-range Patagonian sheep wool and repurposed salmon leather combined with skilled local craftsmanship to make a simple comfortable and beautiful product. The simplicity of the design is inspired by the amazing qualities of the materials used. Sheep's wool is one of nature's most effective insulators, absorbing moisture, repelling water, and allowing skin to breathe. Salmon leather is a new and innovative material that is very durable, as soft as suede, and extremely flexible. This extremely comfortable and completely natural indoor shoe, made by hand in Patagonia is the result of the synergy created by three valuable assets; craftsmanship, renewable materials, and an ethical and inclusive design thinking process.

Each pair of Chilotes is geo-tagged with a QR code. When scanned, the code leads to a mini-site that shows personal and geographical information of the artisans that crafted that piece.

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