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The Parachute Collective is a London based community of shoemakers and leather artisans. We are located within the railway arches by Bethnal Green tube station and shall be open from January 2014. The collective is set out to support independent creative artisans and offers a retail platform for Cordwainers from around the world. The workshop is fully fitted to support all your shoe making needs and a retail area is available to members who wish to display their creative works.

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All my shoes are 100% Handmade in London.
I don't cut corners and I don't use modern factory machinery.


Being someone that is passionate about the shoes I wear, I understand how frustrating it can be when you can't find what you're looking for. You can envisage your perfect pair of shoes clearly yet nothing you find in the shops quite matches up. That's why I make shoes that are tailored to the exact requirements of my clients.  If you have a vision of your dream shoes and would like your vision brought to life, I can help.


I am open to all types of designs and will do everything I can to meet your demands and fulfil your wildest dreams. Please do not hesitate to show me drawings and photos of the footwear that you want and show me any leathers or fabric that you have in mind. Please also feel free to show me any textures or prints that you would like incorporated into the design. Alternatively, if you like some of the ideas in my "shoe collection" but would like a different color or to build upon the basic design, let me know and we can talk through ideas.


To get started, I'll need your measurements. I'd be delighted to welcome you to my studio in London to take measurements but if that's not convenient for you, I can take measurements by email. All you need to do is send me a good quality, A4 scan of the outline of your feet. For boots, it's slightly different and  I will email you a diagram which shows you the measurements I need from you.


All my shoes are 100% Handmade in London. I don't cut corners and I don't use modern factory machinery. Because of my commitment to quality and beautifully crafted shoes, it can take up to approx. 4-5 weeks to complete a pair. This time-frame includes pattern making.
I use only the highest of quality leathers and fabrics and all shoes are blake stitched (stitching the leather soles to the upper).