GUACHI: my handmade vegan shoes brand

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I am so exiting writing this post on the blog. After more than two years showing other brands and having trained in handcrafted footwear, I am ready to show you my own project: Guachi Shoes.
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My name is Ángela Sánchez, creator, designer and artisan behind GUACHI shoes, vegan shoes full of color and handmade with love in Seville, Spain.

Guachi is an expression of joy!

I like sustainable fashion so I try to use materials that are so, like the recycled tires soles.

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My website is under construction but you can follow me on Instagram @guachishoes and on my Facebook page @guachishoes to stay up to date with all the news and promotions. For more information or orders do not hesitate to write me a PM in these social networks or send me an email to: angela@guachishoes.com

I would very much like to hear your opinion. What model do you like the most? What do you value most when buying shoes? What do you think of recycled tire soles?

Thank you very much for following me and if you like my work, share it to be able to reach more people.

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I made my own vegan shoes and I want to share with you my experience

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Moretonhampsted, England

Last month I took my first practical step in the world of vegan footwear, something that I had been investigating for a long time and I wanted to work on it with my own hands.

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Green Shoes workshop in Moretonhampsted

My experience took place in the Green Shoes workshop, in Moretonhampsted, England. The workshop is in an old church and the team, with Alison at the front, is very kind and patient.

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Stencils and parts of the boots

The first was to choose the model on which I was going to work, I chose boots and two colors of the same range for their different parts. They work with leather or lorica, which is an Italian material similar to leather but vegan and high quality, I chose this option.

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Tools

These are the tools needed to outline the stencil and lower the edges.

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I am working on the edges

It took me a little to lower the edges, in this material is not easy.

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Sewing in zigzag the heels

We started sewing the part of the heel in zigzag to give it more consistency.

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Sewing the outlines

We proceed to sew the contours, we must be very careful to make the finish good.

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Joining the different parts of the boots

The pieces are joined with a little of glue and then through the sewing machine. This type of footwear is sewn directly to the sole with the help of another machine.

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The boots almost finished

Here you can see the boots almost finished after giving them shape with the lashes, only need to sand and paste the rest of the sole. We had already ran out of the planned time so the boots were left in the workshop and when they were ready they sent them to me by mail.

I must say that the course was very interesting and also a challenge, it made me understand the complex process of handmade shoes. But the most important thing is that it left me the desire to go deeper, so these are the first shoes I have done but will not be the last.

When I received the boots my good friend and photographer Roser Díaz made this beautiful photo shoot. I hope you like it and if you want to know other works by her do not hesitate to go to her website: www.roserdiaz.com

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