These footwear products are made in small batches in Morocco using thinly sliced natural fiber made from palm trees (Raffia). The shoe soles are made from scrap cow leather and every shoe’s leather will look a bit different, as it is distressed, untreated, and chemical-free.
Women artisans are paid a fair wage to hand make each - many of whom are widowed or divorced and use this craft to be a part of a community, as well as make a wage for themselves in order to be independent.
Proud Mary Footwear is a small company with limited edition products, all of which are made individually by hand, and therefore do not benefit from economies of scale from large volume orders. All of these things make these products ethical and unique, but they do not make them cheap!