Each pair is carefully handwoven, hand-sewn and hand-stitched by a family-run artisanal business in Jiangnan Village, Zhejiang, China. With over 20 years of experience, the second generation of the He (何) family now oversees the making of these shoes. Ties between the He family and the artisans are almost kin-like: Whether a fellow villager lacking formal education or skills, or a stay-home elderly trying to make ends meet, they are treated as family. The
shared warmth and hospitality naturally transpires into love and attention poured into every stitch and weave.

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