Founded by Aurora James, Brother Vellies is a shoe company that is changing the face of African footwear. Through blending traditional African styles with modern fashion, Brother Vellies creates superior quality footwear for women and men that catches eyes everywhere. Handcrafted on the continent by local artisans, these shoes not only look good but also help to support the local economy and environment.
Brother Vellies has a wide-variety of styles to choose from, but when it comes to traveling their Burkina slides are the perfect choice. This sandal is built on a vegetable-tanned leather sole using traditional Ethiopian shoemaking techniques. The upper fabric is handwoven in Burkina Faso in their local patterns by a marginalized community of female weavers, then finished in Ethiopia with a lightweight leather lining. No two pairs are the same and the bow can also be untied and repositioned to fit your mood. And for travelers they are super easy to slide off when going through airport security. They come in a variety of colors to suit your style so head over to their site or their shop in Brooklyn and find the perfect pair for you.
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