Dressember x Mikoleon Cinco Bracelet. Handcrafted leather
Made from full grain leather deadstock (residual leather left over from major projects.) Instead of ending up in a landfill, the pieces of leather are repurposed for our new collection of Cinco Leather Bracelets! The closure is an actual five cent coin from Guatemala, designed by one of our own, Marieli.
Last March, I gathered a group of our talented artisans and invited them to be part of our "Repurposed Workshop" solution. I challenged each of the participants to help us keep our landfills free of our waste and to come up with a few products that would help us be zero waste. Each of them came up with their own design and these bracelets are amongst the products our little team created!
How we make them
A craftsman cuts the leather by hand, choosing the leather carefully and making sure that he follows the grain of the leather, his expert eye tells him the best way to cut each piece. He then sews each piece with accuracy and exactness only seasoned cobblers have mastered. Each upper body is placed then in the shoe form and with skilled and strength, the master cobbler dresses the form and prepares it to attach the leather sole. The soles are then layered, one on top of another, he then cuts and sands the leather to perfection. Once the glue is dry the leather Artisan then carefully builds-up the finish with an expert’s eye, and touch, to achieve an aged patina in just the right places to reflect the aged qualities only time, wear, and frequent care could have accomplished naturally
Handmade by Artisans
Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!
Power in Your Purchase
Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!