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Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

What is the point of bespoke?

Once upon a time, all shoes were handmade. Today, handmade and bespoke shoemaking is a niche area, but the demand for quality, handmade footwear remains alive and kicking.

Walking in other people’s shoes

Past Warden Caroline Squire reflects upon shoes and politics.

Air and Grace at the Footwear Friends Awards

Claire Burrows, owner of Air and Grace, won the Cordwainers Award for Innovation at the tenth Footwear Friends Awards.

Cordwainer Footwear Student of the Year 2016

Many congratulations to all 15 finalists from the universities of Northampton, De Montfort and University of the Arts London, who dazzled the judges with portfolios of passionate and thought-provoking designs in the Cordwainer Footwear Student of the Year Awards 2016.