Tuesday, 17 June 2014

BROTHER VELLIES MINI'S :: A MOPPIT AND MORE EXCLUSIVE



Every so often you come across a shoe or brand, company or philosophy ~that makes you swoon and go out of your way to get it!
This is what happened when Melissa Robbins, the owner of MOPPIT AND MORE saw these amazing little shoes on pinterest a few years back, and now she is the only stockist in Australia.
(With affordable world wide shipping, of course) 

When I saw these for the first time, my heart jumped and it was love at very first sight: when I learned more about the efforts behind getting them to Australia: and the process and philosophy behind these little treasure: I knew my love would be an undying one.
To have the honour of putting your children's feet into something so special and exclusive: is truly a special feeling. The leather is super soft. They smell amazing and they look incredible! My little Miss W loves hers so much. As do I. 

"Utilising the same techniques and standards as the Original Brother Vellies, the Brother Mini’s maintain all the durability and style of the original in an adorable teeny tiny size. The Brother Mini’s are made via the same processes and materials as their “bigger Brothers,” and require an extreme degree of precision and care from the Artisans. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of our Mini’s go towards helping put our artisan’s children through school. Brother Vellies believes that education is a universal right and we couldn’t be more excited to help facilitate and nurture the growth and development of our future generations." says the woman behind the company, Aurora James.

























Get these amazing little shoes, from MOPPIT AND MORE
And questions about sizing or fit, feel free to email me and I will help as good as I can. 

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About themselves the say: 

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James with the goal of introducing the rest of the world to her favorite traditional African footwear, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa. Handmade in South Africa, Kenya and Namibia, Brother Vellies creates boots, shoes and sandals in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts.While Brother Vellies offers a variety of styles, the company was built on the enthusiastic reception of their first model, the velskoen. Relatively unknown outside of Africa, the velskoen - pronounced “fell-skoon” and known colloquially as “vellies” - are actually the ancestor of the modern day desert boot. At the workshop in South Africa, a small group of men and women assemble a few dozen pairs of shoes a day by hand, using techniques refined over multiple generations. The workshop was established in 1963 and is an open space that welcomes artisans of all genders, sexual orientation, backgrounds and tribes




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