The Footwear Makers' Guild's Mission


Creating a community of footwear makers while preserving and promoting authentic handmade techniques.


Our Values


Commitment to authenticity

The techniques passed down to us has been honed by generations of craftspeople and their collective knowledge. Preserving that knowledge is of utmost importance.



Fostering talent

Fear of competition cannot be the reason to guard the secrets of the trade. A craft that doesn’t get a constant stream of young talent is doomed to demise.

Lifelong learning

While we cherish and spread the traditions and techniques we were taught, keeping a finger on the pulse of new technologies and trends gives us a competitive edge against the ever changing industry.

Sustainability, Local-mindedness

We will use domestic materials whenever possible. Not only do our choices affect other makers and artisans but also impacts our natural environment.