PROCESS AND BEHIND THE SCENES
Steamed Shoes. You heard me. Each leather has it's happy way it likes to get stretched...some warm water, some cool, some long soaks and some... Continue reading
For me, the most hopeful stage of shoe development is the masked last. We mask the last so we can draw a design then peel... Continue reading
Tannins and Veg Tan
Cow hides transform to beautiful leather once they are tanned. There are various metal and chemical tanning agents, but we prefer vegetable tannins for many... Continue reading
Sevilla Smith may be my own name, but the work is not mine alone.
Having two production workshops 6 time zones apart is no easy undertaking, but sourcing in Europe while keeping as much production in the US is... Continue reading
Location. Location. Location.
When you live where you tan leather, you will care for the air. When you grow the olive trees for your family's olive oil, you... Continue reading
Under the Tuscan Sun
To say I am living a feverpitch dream these past few days is an understatement. It is one hyperventilating Lifetime worthy event after another in... Continue reading