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Ways to Support the Black Community in Austin, TX

Fair and equal treatment have always been at the core of our company and transcend far beyond just our shoemakers in Peru. We love our city and feel passionately about working with local organizations in the fight for equality. Here are some ways to support the Black community in Aus...

Makendy's Story: Part One

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative. Today's post gives you his background and how he came to be here with us.

Makendy's Story: Part Two

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative. Today's post is about his first week in Texas and how he's spending his time. 

Makendy's Story: Part Three

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative. Today's post is about Makendy's workweek during which he visited numerous local businesses and artisans. 

In Gaby's Shoes: SXSW

In my communications class, my professor asked our class if we had a good spring break or, rather, a “collapse.” I, personally, might have had a bit of a collapse in the latter half of break, but not before I got to wander around downtown Austin in the heat of South by Southwest (SXSW)....

Makendy's Story: Part Four

For the next month, we will have the pleasure of hosting a shoemaker from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti at our offices in Austin. Makendy Smith earned a fellowship through the Young Leaders of America Initiative. Today's post is Makendy's final blog entry to conclude his time in Texas.