I am so excited to feature an amazing brand that makes some of the most beautiful, handcrafted shoes, bags, belts, etc. In this post I will be talking about their Organic Collection and their "Shrill Boots" in Sand Rustic which are featured in the photos!
"Our Organics Collection is free from harmful heavy metals, such as chrome and other dangerous chemicals. We use vegetable tanned leathers prepared in a pre-industrial old world environmentally friendly way using tree bark, leaves, plants, and other organic elements.
We use natural organic components in our finished products – vegetable tanned leather, natural latex rubber, biodegradable supports, and water based glues and dyes with limited exceptions, such as poly cotton threads for durability.
In many of our styles we use a natural cork and recycled leather shavings in the midsole which will form to the shape of your feet for a long lasting custom fit.
The true beauty of our product is found in the natural imperfections."
BEHIND THE BRAND:
Genuine: Born in Southern California, but Inspired by the resilient streets of Brooklyn, New York, BED/STU opened their business in a small Los Angeles warehouse in 1995. BED/STU believes in taking the time to create handmade products that are as individual as those who wear them. They “buck the trend” of mass production to ensure their products are made the right way, honoring the cobbler and the craft. They really honor the craft of Shoemaking.
Unique: Each BED/STU shoe, boot and handbag uses the highest quality organically tanned, chrome free leather. The leather is hand cut, sewn, washed and tumbled for softness, then individually finished. Just like two fingerprints are never the same, each BED/STU product is distinct and different.
Imperfect: Each item is unique because the cobbler pieces are handcrafted using traditional techniques including: Goodyear welt, ( the oldest and most labor intensive + durable method of shoe construction), hand weaving, hand stitching, washing and tumbling. When you work with genuinely natural leathers, along with hand dyeing, burnishing and the ageing process, you get no two products that exactly the same. The are imperfect just like we are. You may find that one of the product you purchase, may have scratches or marks; these are signature characteristics of a natural leather.
The Organic Collection is free from harmful heavy metals, such as chromes, formaldehyde and other known dangerous chemicals. They use vegetable tanned leathers prepared in a pre-industrial old world environmentally friendly way using tree bark, leaves, plants and other organic elements.
BED/STU uses natural and organic components in the finished products: vegetable tanned leather, natural latex rubber, biodegradable supports.
- The dyes they use are from plants and / or soil
- Applied by hand
- Pigment Free
- The glues they use are primarily water based
- Solvent Free
- Used Sparingly
- The Cork they use is natural with recycled leather shavings to fill the midsole. With wear, this mixture will cause the shoe to form to your foot and create your own customized foot-bed.
- The wood bottoms are sustainably sourced Chilean Pine.
I’m in love with my new SHRILL Boots because they go with everything in my wardrobe and they fit me like a glove. I have the Sand Rustic but they also come in Tiesta Di Moro. They are so Boho and completely my style. I’ve purchased a lot of boots in my life, but these are the nicest handcrafted pair I’ve ever owned. They’re comfortable and the quality + craftsmanship are superior. The heel height is perfect for summer dresses, skirts, and my skinny jeans. I’ve had so many compliments on them every time I go out. I’m now saving for my second pair in this collection called the SURREY CARAMEL LUX boots, which are perfect for the fall! These look amazing and I’m already putting together ideas of what to wear with them. Oh and this purse!? WANT. I can see that I’m going to have an addiction to this brand. Once you’ve worn high quality, handcrafted shoes and boots it’s impossible to go back.
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