Juta Shoes

Juta Shoes is a mission-driven business based in East London, making sustainable shoes and teaching shoemaking workshops. Each pair of Juta shoes are made to order using traditional hand-stitching techniques, environmentally-friendly jute soles and reclaimed leather, crafted by women who are facing barriers to work.

Founders, Joanna Hamer and Sabeha Miah created the brand to provide flexible, fair, supported and well-paid creative work for local women in their community after discovering that a quarter of residents are income-deprived, and women are even more likely to be underpaid or unemployed.

The brand then reinvests all of its profits back into the social enterprise as well as the local community.

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