Carréducker make handsewn shoes that combine the tradition of a centuries-old craft with a modern aesthetic. The company was founded by master shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker in December 2004. The business partners met whilst completing their shoemaking apprenticeships. As guardians of English handsewn shoe making, they now teach the craft through their own Shoemaking School running masterclasses, training apprentices and teaching courses in shoemaking, pattern making and closing in London and New York, to share their skills and enthusiasm with others. The benefits of a handsewn shoe are still relevant to a modern day customer interested in comfort, style and durability. Carréducker shoes may be crafted using centuries old hand tools and techniques, but the look is both English and modern. Carreducker's unique combination of modern styling and ancient craft is celebrated in the Design Museum's new permanent exhibition, Designer Maker User in London. They bring this aesthetic to bear in the ready to wear footwear that they make with small artisanal manufacturers across Britain; popular styles including desert boots, work boots and loafers.
Handsewn shoe making
Carreducker London Limited
Studio W9, Cockpit Arts
Cockpit Yard, Northington Street
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