I first fell in love with Raffia shoes on a trip to the Island of Capri. The shoes unite airtight simplicity and craftsmanship in a delicate product that make them a summer wardrobe classic. Unfortunately they were just available for men when I first spotted them in a local shop in Capri, so am excited to to discover Proud Mary, a socially conscious textile design company from Charleston, South Carolina who offers the amazing raffia shoes in their collection. Working with textile designers around the globe—Mali, Guatemala, Morocco and Peru—using traditional methods of weaving, their products are created by small sewing workshops. These slip-on's are made in Morocco of natural raffia, but check out the beautiful coloured ones too.
Sidsel Solmer Eriksen | Founding Editor