09 Jun '15, 7pm

These ethical sandals contribute to cleaner drinking water in Guatemala

is an ethical shoe brand with one foot in water rights and another in artisan production. Their proceeds help provide clean drinking water to children who would otherwise have to walk huge distances each day to access uncontaminated water. Founded by Francesca Kennedy – whose family originates from the country – the brand supports the creation of water filtration systems, rain collection units and wells. Shocked by the levels of contamination in Lake Atitlan, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Francesca became inspired by TOMS founder’s story (which she read on route to visit her grandfather). She decided to start working on designs inspired by local Mayan textiles and historical craftsmanship, and designed this collection of simple yet interesting footware. She sources the fabric locally and has built up a connection with the local community,...

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