Brother Vellies seamlessly ties beautiful details with ethical production practices to create down-to-earth shoes and accessories meant to be worn for a lifetime. Many of their styles are only produced on a made-to-order basis to not accrue excess inventory or create undue stress on their farmers. Best part? The shoes can be easily re-soled once their original soles have worn off to further extend their lifespan.
Done by hand
The brand’s commitment to have as little impact on the environment as possible has lead most of their production processes to be done by hand, ensuring that only a limited number of machines are required on their premises. This keeps their energy consumption low and employment numbers high.
Crafted from reused and repurposed materials, such as beads, items are sourced from ostrich egg fragments and seashells. Brass details are recycled from old padlocks, sheepskin is sourced from local farmers in the mountains of Lake Nakaru in Kenya, and hides come from a local crocodile farm where they are only harvested when an animal passes away from old age.