Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Osborn Design

Not buying a pair of Osborn shoes at BK Flea is my biggest regret of the summer...okay, maybe that's a bit melodramatic but I passed up getting a pair of the raddest shoes I've ever seen!

Osborn Design is located in Guatemala. The shoes are completely handmade with fair trade and locally sourced materials. The company has strong ethics rooted in the belief that it is important to know where your materials are coming from. The co-founder Aaron Osborn's family actually owns and runs the biggest orphanage in Guatemala.

"Osborn's vertically integrated manufacturing practice sets them apart, establishing a work environment that is sweat-shop free, worker driven and brand focused. Each shoe is signed by its maker, as a testament to the sense of pride for the maker, as well as its wearer."

Early birthday present to me?

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