Not that we needed another reason to love our local Victoire anymore than we already did, but we found one. Known for their loyalty to Canadian designers, our favourite Eve Gravel and Valerie Dumaine (just to name a few) stockists have now taken that same community dedication one step further by partnering with the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project.
The Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project is a new profit sharing initiative whose goal is to promote and support artisans from our Aboriginal communities. This initiative is a collection of mukluks and moccasins designed by Aboriginal elders and artisans and aims to encourage self-sufficiency by “ensuring the sustainability of traditional Aboriginal arts”.
Combining fashion and tradition, these incredibly intricate Storyboots are handmade using the methods and materials that have been used for hundreds of years. In a world where manufacturers value quantity over quality, it’s refreshing to see the craftsmanship and care that goes into every single pair. However, not only does the attention to detail show in the quality but also in the delicate beading, elaborate embroidery, various furs and R‘s favourite, the bold colours; not your ordinary boots.
It seems a natural fit for The Storyboot Project to choose Victoire as the first retailer to showcase these beauties given their love of all things Canadian. You can find these boots at their Wellington St. W. location, prices range from $250-1200.
Strong communities are what we are made of and partnerships like this can only do great things. Stylish and sustainable while supporting Canadian women? It’s a win-win and we always love a good storyboot ending.
We know what’s going on our Christmas list…
Your fashion fairies,
M & R