Homegrown shoe brand, Oceedee, has come together with conscious fashion brand, Doodlage, for a new shoe collection made by upcycling leather offcuts that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. The collection comprises five trendy yet wearable styles in three earthy and neutral colourways each. The shoes range from a low to a slight block heel, with closed pointed toe shoes as well as sandal styles.
The collection, named Maalin (female gardener), is inspired by the geometric details and landscaping of Charbagh style architecture, giving way to the technique of patchwork pleating that has been used to give the shoes an interesting detail.
The leather used for the shoes is ethically sourced chromium-free leather, whereas the leather cut-offs have been collected and segregated in Oceedee’s workshop over a few years. Drawing upcycling values from Doodlage, a brand known best for its upcycled clothing collections using fabrics, the shoe collection is a balanced mix of what the two brands have to offer. “The seed for this collection was sown with the Offcut Project, where we took a breather to analyse and understand the waste produced during the production process of footwear. We discovered that 15% to 20% of leather from one hide goes to waste,” read an Instagram post from Doodlage, introducing the collection.
The shoes are priced between ₹3499 and ₹3999, and are available on both Oceedee and Doodlage’s websites.
Image Source: Oceedee.com