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About Carreducker

Carréducker make handsewn shoes that combine the tradition of a centuries-old craft with a modern aesthetic. They're known for their use of colour, attention to detail and customer service, designing to each individual customer's taste, style and of course, fit. The company was founded by master shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker in December 2004. The business partners met whilst completing their traditional shoemaking apprenticeships. Keen to pass on their skills, they started teaching the handsewn craft in 2006 and continue to lead the way in teaching, sharing their skills and techniques online through their blog and a year-round programme of courses, classes and workshops at their Shoe & Leather School in Shoreditch. Here they run evening classes, shoemaking masterclasses, train apprentices and teach courses in shoemaking, pattern making and closing. Keen to explore the interdisciplinary nature of leather and leather crafts, they also teach introductory leather workshops and incorporate techniques and materials from other leather crafts in their work. Carreducker's distinctive approach - their unique combination of modern styling and ancient craft - is celebrated in the Design Museum's permanent exhibition, Designer Maker User in London. They bring this aesthetic to bear in the limited runs of unisex, shoes and boots that they make with artisanal manufacturers across Britain: desert boots made in Suffolk, leather work boots made in Derbyshire and slippers and loafers made in Norfolk.

Further Info

Specialised in
Handsewn shoe making (cordwaining)

Contact

Carreducker London Limited
50 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
London
N1 7LJ
GB

Supplies Shop

We sell a wide variety of tools, materials and specialist kits for practising shoemakers from around the globe, helping students to continue making using the best materials, tools and supplies, and supporting specialist tanneries and manufacturers wherever we can. For instance, our bottoming leathers come from Bakers of Colyton in Devon; lasts and shoe trees come from Spring Line in Northampton; shoehorns and sleeking bones come from Abbeyhorn in Cumbria; buckles and hardware come from Abbey England in Knutsford; many of our tools are from Barnsley  in Sheffield; and our Carreducker shoe polish comes from bees in the Borders.