The Bali Artisan Collection Handwoven Leather Mule
$99.00 was $189.95
This variant is currently sold out
We are so proud to bring you The Bali Artisan Collection, part of our Global Communities initiative where we source gorgeous, handmade items direct from local artisans and inject much-needed funds into the local economy of developing nations.
It feels so good to be the change we want to see in the world! To support our fellow humankind. To share the love and prosperity we are all fortunate to enjoy, and that others in the world have not received an equal share of.
We also get the opportunity to support good, kind, caring peaceful human beings and reward them for the positive contribution they make to the world. There's not enough people out there like them and we want to be a part of growing this side of humanity!
All of our genuine leather shoes are handmade in Bali from two different suppliers, Nico and Eddy. Nico handmakes every item himself whereas Eddy has a factory employing local Balinese artisans in Denpasar and produces a much higher volume than Nico. Nico's goods are often one offs and we took as much as we could because the craftmanship is exceptional!
The quality of Eddy's shoes surprised us as well! For handmade, they are extremely similar from pair to pair which is almost unheard of! Eddy's employees are incredibly good at what they do!
Me being me, I was happy buying from Nico! It's just Nico! He loves what he does and it shows. All of our money goes to supporting Nico and his family, an din turn their local community.
But Eddy, Eddy's big business in Bali (haha!). I LOVED his shoes but I was over there to help the little guy, not a guy who's clearly doing OK. I said "Eddy, what are your employees conditions like? Do you pay them properly? Are they happy?" and he said "Yes, yes, Miss Courtney! All fair pay. They love making the shoes. We all happy".
So...straight from the horses mouth. Next time I go to Bali I will be doing a tour of Eddy's modest factory to make sure for myself but given he hand delivered samples to my hotel and was always dressed modestly, travelled on foot or scooter and was the kindest man to deal with, I trust that we are supporting excellent artisan producers here as well.
And that's the Bali way. And it's beautiful. Inspiring. And we are honoured to be a part of it.
This is what you support when you buy from The Bali Artisan Collection. Be the change you want to see in the world. Together we can make a difference!
- Genuine leather upper
- Genuine leather lower
- Synthetic sole grip for safety
- Handmade in Bali
- Heel height varies from shoe to shoe being handmade, generally around 1-2 inches
All our Bali Artisan products are handmade. Some imperfections will exist and are part of the charm and character of the item. Please respect the incredible natural charm and beauty of these bespoke items when purchasing.
Please also note, these are in Indonesian sizing which runs two sizes smaller than European sizing.
Please note, the heel on these shoes wears quickly so we recommend having them re-heeled when this occurs with materials better suited to our Australian lifestyles. These are handmade in Bali and not made for the wear and tear we give our shoes!