Craftsmanship RWSA x Barrett Alley

Some lovely news from our Red Wing Shoes store in Amsterdam: They teamed up with Barrett Alley from Texas, USA and co-created a limited series of bracelets made from vintage Japanese hemp cloth. The original piece of fabric dates back to the early 1900s and was produced on a narrow loom, considering the fabric measured 30cm in width. The cloth originally functioned as a blanket. These Japanese blankets were often used, re-used and repaired into personal pieces of patchwork. The leather is a vegetable tanned type. It thanks its colour to a natural mulberry dye. These mulberries were grown in the backyard of mister Alley himself and provide the leather with a distinguishing pale reddish tone. An amazing story for a very limited edition bracelet! Only 24 pairs were made – and only available at Red Wing Amsterdam. Also, check the Indigo bracelets, they are amazing!