Juta Shoes is an award-winning social enterprise in East London that empowers women who face barriers to work by offering training, support and flexible, well-paid work making handcrafted espadrilles and teaching craft workshops.
Every purchase you make provides well-paid, meaningful employment for their skilled makers and gives a second life to reclaimed vegan leather that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
The brand’s mission is to combat social and economic exclusion caused by lack of access to fairly paid work. In London, one in five jobs are paid below the London Living Wage, and 75% of women born in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Somalia are not in work.
The brand believes in fair fashion: you should know who made your shoes, and that they were paid fairly.
They believe in making beautiful and useful things from reclaimed and sustainable materials and,
They believe in the power of craft and creative work to empower local communities.