tour our workshop in Turkey and learn about our shoe making process
Here are the raw materials- Turkish Kilims that are no longer suitable for what they were originally intended for- they might have a small stain or hole in them. We simply cut around those unusable parts and give new life to the beautiful parts of the carpet!
cutting the pattern
Our pattern cutters locate and cut the best parts of the Kilims into our various patterns, sew on our signature trim, and back the material with lining.
Sculpting the kilim
Then our cobblers attach the Kilim to shoe lasts. Shoe lasts are solid forms made to imitate the shape of a human foot.
the drying process
Here they are being formed to the shoe lasts.
Each pair of shoes is combed over and any Kilim spots that have little gaps or mismatched colors are carefully hand sewn with matching wool thread.