Silver 2020 / Ethical Workforce / Supporting local communities footwear business

Whiskey Lace Up Huarache



  • Company
    Brother Vellies
  • Lead Designer
    Aurora James
  • Prize
    Silver in Supporting local communities footwear business, Bronze in Utilize more than 60% recycle materials
  • Expertise

Handwoven braided leather sandal made in Michoacán, México. The name 'huarache' comes from 'kwarachi' in the Purépecha language spoken in the highlands of Michoacán. Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.