Sandals, sandals, sandals…the summer is not over yet. Hereyou can find this amazing handcrafted sandals from Guatemala.
Motivated by the alarming lack of opportunities in their mother land, brother sister duo Francesca and John Kennedy, foundedIx Style in April 2013. They sell woven sandals made by artisans from a variety of communities in Guatemala who are a part of a nonprofit organization comprised of over 800 women. Not only do the sales of these sandals empower women and their communities, but for every sandal sold Ix Style donates to bringing clean drinking water to the children of these villages.
My object of the month: Louise Hibbert and her beautiful bug inspired pendants.
The bodies are made from sycamore – turned and carved or pyrographed before being airbrushed with acrylic inks. The dotted ones are textured with acrylic resin. The copper is often textured with a subtle hammered pattern and heat treated to achieve the rich dappled colours. Some also have reclaimed 18ct gold eyes.