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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.

Inspirational Wednesday

It’s ‘inspirational Wednesday’, one of our favourite days of the year when we are privileged to see some of the best work by Britain’s student footwear designers.

Cordwainer support for Capel Manor College

For many years, Capel Manor College has been well-known for its internationally-respected saddlery and leather-goods courses, and when the college introduced its first shoemaking course in 2017, it realised a long-held ambition.

Master’s Blog April 2019

It is hard to believe that I am now over nine months into my year as Master and I’m proud to say that the Company has made terrific strides in raising money for my chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.